It Turns Out That People With Dyslexia Are Better Able To Explore And Do Well In Situations That Aren’t Familiar

“Schools, academic institutes, and workplaces are not designed to make the most of explorative learning,” she explained.

Instead, dyslexic people have had to engage in a “cognitive trade-off” between exploring new information and using existing knowledge.

Dr. Taylor believes that this “upside” of being more exploratory in nature might explain why people with dyslexia often exhibit other enhanced abilities– including invention, creativity, and discovery.

Moreover, she is advocating for more nuanced research and educational environments to help understand and promote this way of thinking.

“We urgently need to start nurturing this way of thinking to allow humanity to continue to adapt and solve key challenges,” Dr. Taylor said.

To read the study’s complete findings, visit the link here.

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