Dyslexia: News from the web:
Dr Paterson and a team of co-researchers, including Prof Timothy Jordan, a psychologist at Zayed University in Dubai, have just released findings that help to pinpoint how people see words in Arabic and how reading methods compare with those of English. They analysed how readers fixate, or direct their eyes at, words, studying where along in a word fixation takes place and how long it lasts.
The work is not just of interest to academics, as knowledge of the processes of how the eyes see words in Arabic could help lead to a greater understanding of conditions such as dyslexia, in which people find it difficult to recognise and to spell words.
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