A learning disability is a disorder that affects people's ability to either interpret what they see and hear or to link information from different parts of the brain. These limitations can show up in many different ways. Functional MRI (fMRI) can be used as a diagnostic tool to reliably identify networks involved in cognitive functions in children and adults. Currently, scientists are trying to understand these problems by conducting a variety of studies utilizing fMRI. This program opens the door to the characteristics of various learning disabilities and the role fMRI plays in understanding the connectivity of the brain processes.