Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that dyslexics have superior peripheral vision compared to non-dyslexics.

Superior Peripheral Vision

In their experiments, the researchers found that people with dyslexia were more quickly able to identify peripheral stimuli, and were also able to more rapidly take in the whole picture of a scene rather than a single aspect. Many art and design fields require skills such as these, which may help to explain why many dyslexics are drawn to those types of careers.

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