Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain


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'Everything about [this] book, which combines a healthy dose of lucid neuroscience with a dash of sensitive personal narrative, delights ... a beautifully balanced piece of popular-science writing' Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'For people interested in language, this is a must. You'll find yourself focusing on words in new ways. Read it slowly - it will take time to sink in.'William Leith, Sunday Telegraph 'An inspiring celebration of the science of reading.' P.D. Smith, Guardian 'We were never born to read', says Maryanne Wolf ...

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Nat Scientist

Mar 28, 2017

Reading Builds Strong Brains

Excellent discussion on the theory of neuroplasticity and its evolutionary consequences.


Oct 28, 2010

Reading & the Brain

Highly recommended for all interested in Language and the Neurological history of the effects of Learning to Read on the human brain. Attention to Dyslexia, the differences in brain development between "normal" brains, and the brains of dyslexics--with attention to the STRENGTHS of dyslexic brains.

Should be on the reading list of all who teach reading, or are in any way concerned with the neurology of reading and its effects on the brain, and the person it belongs to!

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