Friday, April 9, 2010

I-Phone May Cure Dyslexia! Really, it MIGHT!

Dyslexics face a number of reading challenges, but everyone’s favorite Apple gadget offers some surprising solutions. Howard Hill, a longtime dyslexic, recently read The Count of Monte Cristo on his iPhone, and was surprised by how easy it was. The spacing has something to do with it. “Many dyslexics have problems with ‘crowding,’ where they’re distracted by the words surrounding the word they’re trying to read,” John Stein, professor of neuroscience at Oxford University, told Hill. “When reading text on a small phone, you’re reducing the crowding effect.” (HT: Freakonmics Blog)
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