The science and evolution of a human invention.
In this riveting investigation, a renowned cognitive neuroscientist provides an accessible account of the brain circuitry of reading. Setting cutting-edge science in the context of cultural debate, “Reading in the Brain” is an unparalleled guide to a uniquely human ability.
Above all, it 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 does it adapt to recognize words as symbols ?
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