Preliminary Report on Neuroanatomical Differences Among Reading Disabled, Nonverbally Gifted, and Gifted-Reading Disabled College Students

Abstract

Regional comparisons (cortical surface area and thickness) were performed on a well described sample of adults with reading disability alone (RD), nonverbal giftedness alone (G), and reading disability and nonverbal giftedness combined (GRD). These anatomical results are considered in relation to behavioral and functional work previously reported on this sample. GRD-RD regional differences were found in both hemispheres and were more common than GRD-G differences. Regional differences were found in the temporal, parietal, occipital and frontal lobes. While these data are preliminary given the small sample sizes, they suggest future avenues of research on the neurodevelopment of atypical samples.

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©, Published with license by Taylor & Francis. © 2017 Jeffrey Gilger, Mollie Bayda, Olumide Olulade, Meaghan Altman, and Michael O’Boyle. cc-by-nc-nd

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Gilger, J.W., Bayda, M., Olulade, O.A., Altman, M.N., & O'Boyle, M.. 2017. Preliminary Report on Neuroanatomical Differences Among Reading Disabled, Nonverbally Gifted, and Gifted-Reading Disabled College Students. Developmental Neuropsychology, 42(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/87565641.2016.1256402

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