Proust and the Squid

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

Recommended by Peg Tyre, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #7 in Dyslexia, Ranked #39 in Developmental Psychologysee more rankings.

The act of reading is a miracle. Every new reader's brain possesses the extraordinary capacity to rearrange itself beyond its original abilities in order to understand written symbols. But how does the brain learn to read? As world-renowned cognitive neuroscientist and scholar of reading Maryanne Wolf explains in this impassioned book, we taught our brain to read only a few thousand years ago, and in the process changed the intellectual evolution of our species.

Wolf tells us that the brain that examined tiny clay tablets in the cuneiform script of the Sumerians is configured...

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Peg Tyre Read this and you will never again hand your iPhone to your child in the stroller. You will start talking to them and pointing out colours. (Source)

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