Recruited as PostDoc at University of Geneva, Switzerland - Daphné Bavelier's lab.
ENP team leader and specialist in dyslexia Franck Ramus and ENP doctoral student Irene Altarelli have advanced our understanding of dyslexia. They employed a functionally guided approach to assess anatomical differences in the brains of dyslexic and non-dyslexic children. They are the first to observe that the thickness of the cortex is lower in dyslexic girls in a subregion of the ventral occipitotemporal cortex (a region that activated to words). For more details, check out the article:
Altarelli I, Monzalvo K, Iannuzzi S, Fluss J, Billard C, Ramus F, Dehaene-Lambertz G. A functionally guided approach to the morphometry of occiptotemporal regions in developmental dyslexia: evidence for differential effects in boys and girls. J Neurosci. 3 July 2013. 33(27): 11296-301.