Journal article

A Temporal Sampling Basis for Visual Processing in Developmental Dyslexia

Kim Archer, Kristen Pammer, Trichur Raman Vidyasagar

Frontiers in Human Neuroscience | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2020


Knowledge of oscillatory entrainment and its fundamental role in cognitive and behavioral processing has increasingly been applied to research in the field of reading and developmental dyslexia. Growing evidence indicates that oscillatory entrainment to theta frequency spoken language in the auditory domain, along with cross-frequency theta-gamma coupling, support phonological processing (i.e., cognitive encoding of linguistic knowledge gathered from speech) which is required for reading. This theory is called the temporal sampling framework (TSF) and can extend to developmental dyslexia, such that inadequate temporal sampling of speech-sounds in people with dyslexia results in poor theta os..

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