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How our brains learned to read

Fascinating post at CultureLab.
“Today we are readers. Evidence suggests that reading – which depends on an alphabet, writing materials, papyrus and such – is only about 5000 years old. The brain in its modern form is about 200,000 years old, yet brain imaging shows reading taking place in the same way and in the same place in all brains. To within a few millimetres, human brains share a reading hotspot – what Stanislas Dehaene calls the “letterbox” – on the bottom of the left hemisphere.”
How our brains learned to read
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I just might buy the book!
Thanks Blake.
Stephen

Posted on: November 24, 2009, 9:44 am Category: Uncategorized

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