December 1, 2022
Dyslexia could have surprising evolutionary benefits, research says. A new study conducted by psychologists from University of Cambridge on the characteristics of developmental dyslexia (DD) asserts that the neurological elements of DD could actually be advantageous under different circumstances.
According to the study, people with dyslexia are specialized in exploring the unknown. In other words, brains that struggle to interpret written words quickly could find it easier to explore their environments for hints to help them make better decisions. This research diverges from the previous research that pursued the traditional view of developmental dyslexia as a disadvantage. The new research proposes a new framework to help better understand the cognitive strengths of people with dyslexia. The findings of the study were published on June 24, 2022, in the journal Frontiers in Psychology.