Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
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Proust and the Squid
By Maryanne Wolf

Proust and the Squid

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain

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Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

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'We were never born to read', says Maryanne Wolf. 'No specific genes ever dictated reading's development. Human beings invented reading only a few thousand years ago. And with this invention, we changed the very organisation of our brain, which in turn expanded the ways we were able to think, which altered the intellectual evolution of our species.' In "Proust and the Squid", Maryanne Wolf explores our brains' near-miraculous ability to arrange and re-arrange themselves in response to external circumstances. She examines how this 'open architecture', the elasticity of our brains, helps and hinders humans in their attempts to learn to read, and to process the written language. She also investigates what happens to people whose brains make it difficult to acquire these skills, such as those with dyslexia.Wolf, a world expert on the reading brain, brings both a personal passion and deft style to this, the story of the reading brain. It is a pop science masterpiece on a subject that anyone who loves reading will be sure to find fascinating.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781848310308
ISBN-10: 1848310307
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 24mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Icon Books Ltd
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maryanne Wolf

Maryanne Wolf teaches at Tufts University and is Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research. She teaches and lectures all over the world and is a renowned expert on the reading brain.

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