Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read

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The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It's even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on how we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.

ISBN: 9780143118053

Published Date: October 26, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Books

Language: English

Page Count: 388

Size: 8.48" l x 5.47" w x 0.91" h