Video games could boost reading skills in dyslexia

By Ashley Yeager, 16:03 PM February 13, 2014

Action video games may help those with dyslexia learn to read.

Compared with good readers, people with dyslexia, a developmental reading disorder, have a harder time switching from visual cues to auditory ones. When asked to press a button as quickly as possible when they heard a sound, saw a dim flash or experienced both together, dyslexic subjects were slow to respond when a visual cue flashed first and then a sound cue played, researchers report February 13 in Current Biology.

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