Dyslexia hurting auditory processing?
It was found that dyslexic members of a Finnish family had copies of ROBO1 that hardly functioned. Previous studies have shown that animals with dysfunctional ROBO1 had issues with neural midline crossings. Scientists had used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to quantify how well the auditory pathways were functioning. They had found that those crossings were weakened for those carrying the ROBO1 gene linked to dyslexia. Knowing that about 10 percent of the population is affected by dyslexia, this calls for some concern. The weaker the expression of the gene, the more abnormal the sensory function gets.