Music education in the western world often emphasizes musical literacy, the ability to read musical notation fluently. But this is not always an easy task – even for professional musicians. Which raises the question: Is there such a thing as musical dyslexia? Dyslexia is a learning disability that occurs when the brain is unable to… Read more

Is there some physiological basis for dyslexic reading behaviour or is it a learning process dysfunction? Recent brain scans of the thalamus, the part of the brain that serves as its connector, show that the brains of children with dyslexia may be structured differently. The symptoms of dyslexia are well known and studied. They include… Read more