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Monday, September 03, 2007

Who Knew?

This, according to scientists, is what happens to you when you read or write: "...[in] the occipital-temporal area (which includes the hypothesized locus of 'neuronal recycling' for literacy), we become proficient visual specialists in whatever script we read. In the second, the frontal region around Broca's area, we become specialists in two different ways -- for phonemes in words and for their meanings. In the third, the multifunction region spanning the upper temporal lobes and the lower, adjacent parietal lobes, we recruit additional areas that help to process multiple elements of sounds and meanings, which are particularly important for alphabetic and syllabary systems."

- From a review of Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, by Maryanne Wolf


  • Gosh, this makes me feel very intellectual.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:13 PM  

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