Learning difficulties ‘link to brain connections’

28 February 2020 – BBC News

Experts have said that differences associated with learning difficulties are not so much found less in specific areas of the brain but more in the connections between them.

After scanning 479 children’s brains, Cambridge University researchers found they were organised in multiple “hubs“.

Children with no difficulties – or very specific ones, such as poor listening skills – had well connected hubs, but those with widespread and severe difficulties – 14-30% of all children – were found to have poor connections.


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