Although dyslexics have often posited that their learning disability confers specific advantages, the number of professional athletes who credit dyslexia with their talents is growing. According to an article published by The Independent, brain scans indicate that the neural regions that give rise to creativity, visual memory, spatial awareness, and visualization show heightened development in individuals with dyslexia. These differences in neural activation patterning bolster athletes’ claims that dyslexia allows them to “see the big picture” on the field, in the rink, or on the track. Magic Johnson and J.B. Holmes are among the talented dyslexics known for their athletic abilities.