Biblioteca della Pontificia Università della Santa Croce Library Catalog

Reading in the brain : the new science of how we read / Stanislas Dehaene.

By: Dehaene, Stanislas [autore]Publication details: New York : Viking, 2010Description: xi, 388 p. : ill. ; 24 cmISBN: 9780143118053; 0143118056; 9780670021109; 0670021105DDC classification: 418.4019
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.
Summary: 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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Bibliogr. p. 331-375.

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.

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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