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February 13, 2019

A brain warped by reading

Filed under: medium,Podcast,podcasting,Writing — Razib Khan @ 1:05 am
Stanislas Dehaene’s Reading in the Brain: The New Science of How We Read is an excellent book because it shows how we reuse preexistent cognitive architecture to extend our capacities through cultural creativity. There is, for example, a part of the brain that is localized toward recognizing the shapes of letters to allow immediate “sight […]

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