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astrophysicist thinks the answer is yes. According to the Boston Globe, Dr. Michael Schneps completed a study
that examining the use of handheld devices for reading by high school students.
inefficiencies in the ways students eyes flitted across the page.” Reading on
the small screen allowed dyslexics to read faster and without losing any
compression of the text. Dr Schneps, who has dyslexia, started this study after
he found reading easier on his smart phone.
Learning at the Harvard-
Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. In recent years,
his research focused on the effects of learning disabilities on the ability to
learn science. He is currently studying differences in how people with and
without dyslexia read. In this research, he is using visual tracking methods
and electrodes to monitor reading in the study participants.
were better at reading “low spacial frequency scenes.” This research indicates
that people with dyslexia may do well in careers that involve processing
blurred images such as radiology or astronomy.
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