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Reading Skills of Dyslexic Children Improve With Mild Electric Shocks

by Reshma Anand on April 1, 2016 at 2:09 PM
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Reading Skills of Dyslexic Children Improve With Mild Electric Shocks

Though it seems to be unkind, dyslexia, a common learning disability that hinders reading, writing, spelling and even speaking can be cured by electric shocks.

Research conducted by scientists at the Rome's Bambin Gesù Children's Hospital in collaboration with the Santa Lucia Foundation's brain stimulation laboratory. Dr. Deny Menghini and colleagues examined 18 children with dyslexia by using 1mA of current, which is equal to the electricity that powers a single Christmas tree light.

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The children were wired up for three 20-minute sessions weekly. After that, they found the reading skills of these children improved in speed and accuracy by 60%. The children found it less difficult to read uncommon words and also made fewer errors.

Electricity stimulated the brains of these children, in turn improving their reading abilities. Even after six months of the session, they still read with greater speed and accuracy. The research was published in the Journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience.

Source: Medindia
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