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Reading and the Brain Study at UCSF brainLENS

Posted: May 08, 2015

Drawing of a person wearing headphone, with their brain visibleWe are pleased to share this information from EdRev speaker Dr. Fumiko Hoeft of the Dyslexia Center @ UCSF

At UCSF brainLENS (Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience, Director: Fumiko Hoeft MD PhD), we are now conducting a one of a kind neuroscience research study. Our hope is to further our understanding of the cause of dyslexia and other related disorders. It is the most comprehensive study using the latest and the largest number of different brain imaging technologies. UCSF (University of California, San Francisco) is a clinical and biomedical research institution that consistently ranks amongst the top 5 in world rankings.


  • 19-45 years with family or personal reading or phonological problems
  • Right-handed
  • Native English Speaker
  • Normal hearing
  • Not claustrophobic
  • No history of seizures or other neurological problems
  • Not currently taking medication for a psychiatric condition

Participation involves:

  • Cognitive and behavioral evaluation
  • Brain imaging using safe, non-invasive MRI and MEG scans that do not use X-rays or radiation
  • Travel to UCSF and Stanford (travel expenses reimbursed)
  • At least three visits

You will receive:

  • Results of testing including an MRI image of your brain
  • Have access to ongoing updates about the outcomes of the study
  • An honorarium

For more information, or to enroll:



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