Dyslexia makes voices hard to discern, study finds


People with dyslexia struggle to recognise familiar voices, scientists suggest.

The finding is the first tentative evidence that small sounds in the human voice that vary between people are difficult for dyslexics to hear.

Writing in the journal Science, the scientists say that many people could have some degree of “voice blindness”.

And by studying it, scientists hope to better understand how the human brain has evolved to recognise speech.

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