Proust and the Squid The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

eBook - 2017

"Wolf restores our awe of the human brain—its adaptability, its creativity, and its ability to connect with other minds through a procession of silly squiggles." — San Francisco ChronicleHow do people learn to read and write—and how has the development of these skills transformed the brain and the world itself ? Neuropsychologist and child development expert Maryann Wolf answers these questions in this ambitious and provocative book that chronicles the remarkable journey of writt...en language not only throughout our evolution but also over the course of a single child's life, showing why a growing percentage have difficulty mastering these abilities.With fascinating down-to-earth examples and lively personal anecdotes, Wolf asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians is a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy, in which visual images on the screen are...

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https://icpl.overdrive.com/media/3309319
Published
HarperCollins
Language
English
Main Author
Maryanne Wolf
Format
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read eBook