Learning difficulties linked to poor connectivity between brain regions

Written by Julia Titova (Future Science Group)

Scientists from the University of Cambridge (UK) have identified that poor connectivity between brain ‘hubs’, not issues with specific brain areas, may be associated with learning difficulties. The findings, published in Current Biology, may explain why many drugs have not been proven effective for treating learning difficulties such as ADHD and implies that interventions should be less reliant on diagnostic labels. Researchers have been pondering how exactly the brain develops learning difficulties for decades, but the wide range of different learning difficulties and inconsistency across diagnostic groups has made this field of research particularly challenging. In particular, researchers have struggled...

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