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Eye Movement of Dyslexic Individuals Expose Laborious Reading Strategies:

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  • Jul 08, 2021

Many individuals experience reading and learning problems and researchers have successfully found the root cause of this problem. A new discovery has been found that analyzed the movement of eye ball by tracking it and this technology records the movement of eye at different point of time.  The results that came out of this study are that people with dyslexia have a profoundly different and much more difficult way of sampling and analyzing visual information’s than the normal readers. They find it difficult to process the images or visuals in their mind. From a long time, researchers have observed that readers who are dyslexic employ movements of the eye that are different from non-dyslexics. In the past these movements have been studied in small sample sizes.

It is been stated that people easily find out if an individual is dyslexic as they have a lower rate of reading. This statement was said by the paper’s co-author Aaron Johnson who is an associate professor and highly skilled in the subject of dyslexia and is known to be a great analyst. In fact, some regions need this type of scientists who have the capability of discovering such phenomenon. There are existing studies as well which tells us about dyslexia and adult dyslexics. But in this article we are able to know regarding the behavioral measures and potentials to provide us with a proper image of differences.

Dyslexia researchers use several metrics to measure eye movements. These include fixations (the duration of a stop), saccades (lengths of a jump) and counting the number of times a reader's eyes express a jump. Traditionally, dyslexia researchers would use a single sentence to measure these movements. Johnson and his co-authors used instead standardized identical texts several sentences long that were read by 35 undergraduate students diagnosed with dyslexia and 38 others in a control group. The researchers wanted to address a core question in the field are reading difficulties the result of a cognitive or neurological origin or of the eye movements that guide the uptake of information while reading.