Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read (Paperback)

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    French scientist Stanislas Dehaene is the director of the Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit in Saclay, France, professor of experimental cognitive psychology at the College de France, a member of the French Academy of Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
    "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.

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    ISBN 9780143118053
    Genre LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reading Skills
    Format Paperback
    Pages 388
    Publisher Date 2010-10-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The New Science of How We Read
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Dehaene, Stanislas
    Country of Origin United States

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