Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain Maryanne Wolf

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

Author: Maryanne Wolf
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Book Title
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Author
Maryanne Wolf
ISBN
9780060933845
Human beings were never born to read, writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.--Minneapolis Star TribuneBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Maryanne WolfPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 08/26/2008ISBN: 9780060933845Pages: 306Weight: 0.62lbsSize: 7.62h x 5.64w x 0.85d

Human beings were never born to read, writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts.

Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.

--Minneapolis Star Tribune

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 08/26/2008
ISBN: 9780060933845
Pages: 306
Weight: 0.62lbs
Size: 7.62h x 5.64w x 0.85d

Human beings were never born to read, writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts.

Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.

--Minneapolis Star Tribune

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 08/26/2008
ISBN: 9780060933845
Pages: 306
Weight: 0.62lbs
Size: 7.62h x 5.64w x 0.85d