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Prof. Zvia Breznitz

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professor at University of Haifa where she heads the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities, and heads the Neuro-cognitive Research Laboratory. Her main areas of interest are neuro-cognitive aspects of information processing; learning and learning disabilities with a focus on dyslexia; and, comprehension disorders and memory. Prof. Breznitz, who utilizes brain imaging techniques (EEG-ERP and fMRI) in her research, discovered two phenomena central to information processing: "Asynchrony" – referring to the speed with which the parts of the brain involved in reading process information - is a basic cause of dyslexia; training both younger and older dyslexics via "reading acceleration" - manipulation of the reading rate - improves their reading skills, with the resultant changes also apparent in the brain's language processing mechanisms.Prof. Breznitz received her Ph.D. in psychology in 1984 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Updated until: 2008
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