Regional reductions of gray matter volume in familial dyslexia
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Is part ofNeurology ; vol. 63, no 4, p. 742–745
Publisher(s)American Academy of Neurology
An in vivo anatomic study of gray matter volume was performed in a group of familial dyslexic individuals, using an optimized method of voxel-based morphometry. Focal abnormalities in gray matter volume were observed bilaterally in the planum temporale, inferior temporal cortex, and cerebellar nuclei, suggesting that the underlying anatomic abnormalities may be responsible for defective written language acquisition in these subjects.