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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (2): 201-208.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.00201

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The noise exclusion deficit in developmental dyslexia

JI Yuzhu, BI Hongyan()   

  1. Center for Brain Science and Learning Difficulties, CAS Key Laboratory of Behavioral Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China;Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
  • Received:2018-04-09 Online:2019-02-15 Published:2018-12-25
  • Contact: Hongyan BI


The nature of cognitive and neurophysiological deficits of dyslexia have been under debate for a long time. Recently, a new hypothesis for developmental dyslexia -- noise exclusion deficit hypothesis, was proposed and was supported by a number of empirical research evidence from alphabetic languages. It has been found that dyslexia exhibited noise exclusion deficits not only in visual domain but also in auditory domain, indicating a multisensory or domain-general noise exclusion deficit. Alternatively, noise exclusion deficit of dyslexia was also argued to be mainly derived from attention deficit. Yet, some critical issues are still required to be addressed in the future, such as whether noise exclusion deficit presents in Chinese developmental dyslexia.

Key words: developmental dyslexia, noise exclusion, visual magnocellular-dorsal pathway, attention

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