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How our brains learned to read

November 30, 2009

Here is an interesting article published in New Scientist, since so many years Man is evolved to read. This article is regarding how our brains learned to read.

Excerpt:

Today we are readers. Evidence suggests that reading – which depends on an alphabet, writing materials, papyrus and such – is only about 5000 years old. The brain in its modern form is about 200,000 years old, yet brain imaging shows reading taking place in the same way and in the same place in all brains. To within a few millimetres, human brains share a reading hotspot – what Stanislas Dehaene calls the “letterbox” – on the bottom of the left hemisphere.

For full article: here

 

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