March 2009
17 September 2013

Years 2-4

1 October 2009 - 30 September 2012
ED 158
Université Pierre et Marie Curie

The neuroanatomical correlates of developmental dyslexia investigated through magnetic resonance imaging

RAMUS Franck

Recruited as PostDoc at University of Geneva, Switzerland - Daphné Bavelier's lab.

Year 1

Biographie / Publications

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.

Franck Ramus’ website:  

Peak brain responses to words and faces of each subejct on an inflated brain template. Figure 1B, Altarelli et al., J Neurosci., 2013.


Franck RAMUS
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