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NeuroByte - IQ & Psychiatry + A Cause of Dyslexia


A discussion of a study at least partly monitored by one of Ian's college mentors that explored whether there might be a relationship between high IQ scores and psychiatric & physiological diagnoses. We then discuss a study that blew Ian's mind, showing that some cases of dyslexia may be attributable to some unique structures within the eyes. 


1. Karpinski, R, Kolb, A, Tetrault, N, Borowski, T. High intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities. Intelligence. 2018 Jan;66:8-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2017.09.001. 

2. Le Floch A, Ropars G. Left-right asymmetry of the Maxwell spot centroids in adults without and with dyslexia. Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Oct 25;284(1865). pii: 20171380. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1380. PubMed PMID: 29046375; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5666095

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