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Reading in the brain : the new science of how we read

Author: Stanislas Dehaene
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene provides an accessible account of the brain circuitry of reading and explores what he calls the "reading paradox": Our cortex is the product of millions of years of evolution in a world without writing, so how did it adapt to recognize words?
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanislas Dehaene
ISBN: 9780143118053 0143118056 9780670021109 0670021105
OCLC Number: 697202095
Description: xi, 388 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The new science of reading --
How do we read? --
The brain's letterbox --
The reading ape --
Inventing reading --
Learning to read --
The dyslexic brain --
Reading and symmetry --
Toward a culture of neurons --
The future of reading.
Responsibility: Stanislas Dehaene.

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In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene provides an accessible account of the brain circuitry of reading and explores what he calls the "reading paradox": Our cortex is the product of millions of years of evolution in a world without writing, so how did it adapt to recognize words?
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