The different forms of acquired dyslexia that is, those reading disorders that result from brain damage can be associated with very specific areas of the brain that some researchers of the University of Milan-Bicocca have finally managed to locate. The research, published in Brain Language and which have worked neuropsychologists, physicians, speech-language pathologists and statisticians, opens new horizons with regard to rehabilitation programs which need to undergo people suffering from this disorder, as well as new openings in neuroscience of reading.

The results of this study explains Claudio, neuropsychologist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Milan-Bicocca and research coordinator were allowed to bring important evidence on the neural basis of reading processes, opening up new avenues of research in this field”. In detail, researchers in Milan have found that surface dyslexia is mainly associated with left temporal lesions, lesions that phonological left insular and left inferior frontal gyrus, while pure alexia a particular form of sensory aphasia characterized by the inability of understand the written word injuries of the left uniform gyrus.


These results has been reached, investigating for the first time the related neuro-functional processes of reading in 59 patients with acquired dyslexia following brain injury. Never, before now, had used a sample so wide. The data collected “were analyzed using advanced statistical models, to study in detail explains who led the study, Enrico Amontillado, PhD in Statistics and research associate at the Department of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Strategies of the firm of Milan Bicocca the anatomical correlates of the different subtypes of dyslexia, in order to identify the neural correlates of reading processes. The investigation lasted six years.

The work of these researchers, which led to the identification of those areas of the brain linked to various forms of dyslexia experience, ignite new hope for the future. That which you point now is to use statistical models and techniques scrimmaging more and more advanced, so as to clarify even more, “the neural basis of acquired disorders of writing, and as a result adds Amontillado neural mechanisms of their normal functional processes, on which there is still great uncertainty. In doing so, they hope to find more and more efficient rehabilitation programs.