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Neuroimaging studies have indicated some differences in brain structure and/or function in children with developmental dyscalculia [2-5]. In this study, we investigated the neocortical features (i.e., cortical thickness, cortical surface area and cortical volume) in dyscalculic children comparing them to their typically developing (normally achieving) peers using surface-based morphometry methods.
Cortical volume reductions in the frontoparietal regions in developmental dyscalculia were replicated in our study [7-9]. Furthermore, we revealed that lower cortical volume in dyscalculia may be associated with smaller cortical surface area rather than thinner cortex. However, because we had relatively small sample size, further studies with larger sample size are necessary to confirm our findings.
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