Sixth International School On Mind, Brain And Education

2011 August 3-7

Education in the
Digital Era

Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: MarĂ­a Lourdes Majdalani

Abstract: Maki Koyama
New York University, USA

Resting-state fMRI and its application to developmental dyslexia
Spontaneous low-frequency fluctuations in fMRI signals during the resting-state have been shown to reflect neural synchrony between functionally related regions. This approach, even in the absence of overt task performance, can reliably map large-scale functional networks in children and adults. Recently, altered patterns of resting-state functional connectivity have been detected in a wide range of disorders. In this seminar, I will briefly introduce principles of resting-state fMRI, and then discuss its application to investigations of developmental dyslexia (i.e., reading and spelling deficits). In addition, I will comment on computer-based support for dyslexic children, particularly those with spelling difficulties