Frontal lobe functions in reading: Evidence from dyslexic children performing nonreading saccade tasks

Burkhart Fischer

Behavioral and Brain Sciences (2003) 26, 484-486



Reichle et al. show that saccades in reading are controlled by linguistic processing. The authors' Figure 13 shows the parietal and frontal eye fields as parts of a neural implementation. This commentary presents data from dyslexics performing nonreading saccade tasks. The dyslexics exhibit deficits in antisaccade control. Improvement of the deficits is achieved in 85% of the cases and results in advantages in learning how to read.

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