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

Wolf, Maryanne. (Author). Stoodley, Catherine J. (Added Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library QP 408 .W65 2008 30775305470792 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780060933845 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0060933844
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 306 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008, c2007.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-295) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- 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 -- Dyslexia's puzzle and the brain's design -- Genes, gifts, and dyslexia -- Conclusions : from the reading brain to "what comes next."
Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Brain Evolution
Neurophysiology
Reading comprehension
Reading Research
Brain growth & development
Brain physiology
Comprehension physiology
Dyslexia
Reading
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