In the tradition of Steven Pinker’s The Language Instinct, a preeminent researcher offers an eloquent and impassioned look at reading’s evolution, its effect on out lives, and why it matters so greatly in a digital era. How did the brain rearrange itself to read? How did the evolution of reading change the way we think? Will new forms of communication lead to a newly rearranged brain?Developmental psychologist, neuroscientist, and dyslexia expert Maryanne Wolf probes the answers to these questions in this ambitious and provocative new book that chronicles the remarkable journey of written language, not only throughout its history, but also over the course of a single child’s life, showing why a significant percentage have difficulty mastering these abilities.
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