Reading in the Brain

Reading in the Brain

The New Science of How We Read

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Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143118053
  • 400 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


“Brings together the cognitive, the cultural, and the neurological in an elegant, compelling narrative. A revelatory work.”
-Oliver Sacks, M.D.

The act of reading is so easily taken for granted that we forget what an astounding feat it is. How can a few black marks on white paper evoke an entire universe of meanings? It’s even more amazing when we consider that we read using a primate brain that evolved to serve an entirely different purpose. In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene explores every aspect of this human invention, from its origins to its neural underpinnings. A world authority on the subject, Dehaene reveals the hidden logic of spelling, describes pioneering research on hiw we process languages, and takes us into a new appreciation of the brain and its wondrous capacity to adapt.
Reading in the Brain

Reading in the Brain

Written by: Stanislas Dehaene