Disabled readers suffer from visual and auditory impairments but not from a specific magnocellular deficit.

@article{Amitay2002DisabledRS,
  title={Disabled readers suffer from visual and auditory impairments but not from a specific magnocellular deficit.},
  author={Sygal Amitay and Gal Ben-Yehudah and Karen Banai and Merav Ahissar},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2002},
  volume={125 Pt 10},
  pages={2272-85}
}
The magnocellular theory is a prominent, albeit controversial view asserting that many reading disabled (RD) individuals suffer from a specific impairment within the visual magnocellular pathway. In order to assess the validity of this theory we tested its two basic predictions. The first is that a subpopulation of RD subjects will show impaired performance across a broad range of psychophysical tasks relying on magnocellular functions. The second is that this subpopulation will not be… CONTINUE READING
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