I thought this was a very interesting article. Researchers found that the way your brain processes sounds correlates with your reading abilities, which in turn could explain dyslexia. If there are problems with the way the nervous system processes the connections, it could cause inconsitencies:
The brains of the more adept readers encoded the sounds, or processed the speech into brain waves, in a more consistent way than those who struggled to read. The latter group tended to show more erratic and fluctuating patterns, which understandably meant that their brains were less able to consistently connect sounds with words. That in turn could interfere with their ability to read, since reading in part involves a virtual hearing of printed language.
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2013/02/20/researchers-find-a-biological-marker-for-dyslexia-in-kids/#ixzz2M2nAGNJK
They believe that this research will allow them to identify children who are likely to develop reading disorders at an earlier age.
What do you think of the research?