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Proust and the squid : the story and science of the reading brain

Author: Maryanne Wolf; Catherine J Stoodley
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain, in an anecdotal study that reveals the significant changes in evolutionary brain physiology throughout history.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maryanne Wolf; Catherine J Stoodley
ISBN: 9780060186395 0060186399
OCLC Number: 148887403
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: How the brain learned to read --
Reading lessons from Proust and the squid --
How the brain adapted itself to read: the first writing systems --
The birth of an alphabet and Socrates' protests --
How the brain learns to read over time --
The beginnings of reading development, or not --
The "natural history" of reading development: connecting the parts of the young reading brain --The unending story of reading's development --
When the brain can't learn to read --
Dyslexia's puzzle and the brain's design --
Genes, gifts, and dyslexia --
From the reading brain to "what comes next."
Responsibility: Maryanne Wolf ; illustrations by Catherine Stoodley.
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A developmental psychologist evaluates the ways in which reading and writing have transformed the human brain, in an anecdotal study that reveals the significant changes in evolutionary brain physiology throughout history.

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