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In article <05f261be.1936a181 at>,
  Marie <toshrimpNOtoSPAM at> wrote:
> The word dyslexia is derived from the Greek dys, meaning poor or
> inadewuate and lexis means words of language.  Dyslexia is a
> reading disorder that results fromleft hemisphere brain damage
> and is characterised by semantic errors in reading single words
> aloud (e.g., reading SPIRIT as whiskey.
> Two camps of explanations to this syndrome has been proposed.
> One states that deep dyslexia is the result of a residual left
> hemisphere reading system that has lost the normal ability to
> pronounce a printed owrd without reference to meanin (SHallice
> and Warrington, 1980).
> The other camp states that the cluster of deficits associated
> iwth deep dyslexia in particular the powerful effect of
> concreteness on success of word reading and reh occurrence of
> frank semantic errors, might be the hallmarks of exclusive
> reliance on a right hemisphere reading system (COltheart,
> 1980).
> My question is simply what the typical characteristics of this
> disorder is, and how the right hemisphere hypothesis can can
> account for this reading disorder.  THere seems to be a bit of
> controversey with regard to this, and anyone with some up to
> date information with regard to research in this area, please
> let me know.
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