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Our friends at Neuron Learning alerted us to this new pdf summary about the fMRI.

It’s a paper from the American Psychological Association that highlights the role of neuroscience in improving the brain processing skills of people with dyslexia and autism.  fMRI studies are proving to be crucial in determining appropriate and effective interventions.

The work shows great promise.  It is helping develop autism programs where rewiring is a central goal.  It is also being used in programs for dyslexia and indeed in assisting in building literacy skills on a general basis.

It highlights work by Sally Shaywitz, Paula Tallal and Mike Merzenich that clearly shows the ability of the brain to change and build the appropriate skills.

Incidentally, there are a lot of other applications demonstrated as well.