OMG great catch. I classmate made a meme of me being a diva. She joined online and was perfectly poised to record all the class shenanigans. She did such a great job mocking me. Absolute gold.
Reading in the brain
How can a few black marks on a white page evoke an entire universe of sounds and meanings? In this riveting investigation, renowned cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene provides a highly accessible description of the brain circuitry at work behind reading. He sheds light on the main issues related to the “reading paradox” — our cortex is the outcome of millions of years of evolution in a world without writing, so why can it adapt to the specific challenges posed by written word recognition? Stanislas Dehaene proposes a powerful “neuronal recycling” hypothesis, which postulates that cultural inventions invade evolutionarily older brain circuits, and while doing so inherit many of their structural constraints.Stanislas Dehaene
- Dehaene, Stanislas. Reading in the Brain. Penguin Viking. 2009. https://readinginthebrain.pagesperso-orange.fr/intro.htm