Article about our work on IDA website
Nadine Gaab is featured in Science!
The magazine profiles Nadine, her career, and the translational nature of the research conducted in the Gaab Lab.
Great Press Coverage!
Gaablab is proud to annouce the publication of our article Functional Characteristics of Developmental Dyslexia in Left-Hemispheric Posterior Brain Regions Predate Reading Onset in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences . This paper received a lot of press coverage all over the world. Below are some links to the media coverage of our research.
and the official press release here
Fall 2009 -- Vector magazine
Making brain research child's play
Imagine getting an active, energetic 4- to 6-year-old to separate from her mother and climb into a scary machine that encases her head and makes weird noises. Then imagine asking her to lie completely still, in near darkness, for 45 minutes or more while concentrating on a series of mental tasks. Normally, children this young must be sedated for functional MRI studies, which give scientists a glimpse of the brain at work by measuring shifts in blood flow and oxygenation. Children's researchers Nora Raschle and Nadine Gaab, PhD have found a fun way to image very young children without the use of sedation.
February 2008 -- CHB DREAM magazine
From bench to bedside to classroom
Gaab is part of a growing body of scientists who find that neuroscience is sadly estranged from real-life applications and want to bridge this gap. As part of a burgeoning field called neuro-education, Gaab is opening channels of communication between cognitive neuroscience and the education system by taking what she discovers in the lab and bringing it into local classrooms to share with teachers, who can then incorporate her discoveries into their curricula.
December 2007 -- BrainConnection.com
Sound Training Rewires Dyslexic Children's Brains For Reading
A very recently published brain-imaging study suggests that children with developmental dyslexia struggle with reading because their brains do not process fast-changing sounds properly. Moreover the study found that with the help of computerized sound training, the children with developmental dyslexia were able to literally rewire their brain. This resulted in more accurate sound processing and hence better language and reading.
December 6, 2007 -- NBC News story
TV interview with Nadine Gaab
To find out more about what people with dyslexia are capable of and how far they can get, NBC News wanted to talk to Nadine Gaab and benefit from her knowledge of the field.
- Watch the interview right now.
November 5, 2007 -- NPR
Interview with Nadine Gaab
Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't properly wired to process fast-changing sounds. A new study finds that sound training via computer exercises can literally rewire the brains of these children and improve their reading skills. Here to discuss the study is Nadine Gaab, the Principle Investigator at the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience at Boston Children's Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard.
October 30, 2007 -- Boston Children's Hospital News Room
Sound training rewires dyslexic children's brains for reading
Some children with dyslexia struggle to read because their brains aren't properly wired to process fast-changing sounds, according to a brain-imaging study published this month in the journal Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience (online October 16). The study found that sound training via computer exercises can literally rewire children's brains, correcting the sound processing problem and improving reading.