Proust and the Squid

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Product Number: EB00706137
Released: Aug 01, 2017
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062010636
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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"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.

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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Original Publish Date: Aug 01, 2017

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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Narrator(s): Kirsten Potter
Product Number DD13940
Released: Aug 01, 2008
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Publisher: HighBridge Company
ISBN: #9781598877366
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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Narrator(s): Kirsten Potter
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Released: Aug 01, 2008
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Publisher: Highbridge Company
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