Proust and the squid : the story and science of the reading brain
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Kirtland Community College Library||QP 408 .W65 2008||30775305470792||General Collection||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9780060933845 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 0060933844
xi, 306 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Harper Perennial ed.
- Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2008, c2007.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (p. -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.|
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