Dissecting Dyslexia: Linking Reading to Voice Recognition

New research: Dyslexic individuals have significant difficulty recognizing voices.

When people recognize voices, part of what helps make voice recognition accurate is noticing how people pronounce words differently. But individuals with dyslexia don’t experience this familiar language advantage, say researchers.

The likely reason: “phonological impairment.”

Tyler Perrachione with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains, “Even though all people who speak a language use the same words, they say those words just a little bit differently from one another–what is called ‘phonetics’ in linguistics.” Continue reading