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Studying brains of spellers can help scientists improve tests

Are great spellers made or born? And how can we tell? And why does it matter?

Scientists have long given second-class treatment to the study of the relationship between spelling and the brain, preferring instead to focus on reading in efforts to better understand literacy and communication.

But now, some researchers are working hard to probe the question: What makes a human being really good at spelling? And just as pressing: What makes a person really bad at spelling? Studying brains of spellers can help scientists improve tests

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