Video games can help some people read

People with dyslexia seem to get a boost

By Ashley Yeager, 16:27 PM February 16, 2014

An estimated 5 to 10 percent of people suffer some degree of dyslexia. This learning disability is a lifelong condition that can make it hard to spell and recognize words. But a new study finds that action video games may boost the ability of the brain to improve its focus. That’s good, since trouble focusing is a common in people with dyslexia.

Compared with good readers, people with dyslexia have a hard time switching from focusing on what they see to what they hear.

In the new trial, researc...

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