Week 4:  Brain Science

Video:

Book:

Knowing how reading actually occurs in the brain can help you evaluate potential therapies to see if they are targeting the key reading circuits.  

Reading in the Brain

by Stanislas Dehaene

 

Chapter 1 How Do We Read?

Chapter 2 The Brain's Letterbox

Chapter 6 The Dyslexic Brain

 

Weekly Assignment:

Watch the first video under More to Explore. You didn't really think we'd make you do brain research, did you?

More to Explore:

The author of Reading in the Brain brings his research to life in this lecture.  The movies of brain activation during reading are amazing.  

Here's a longer Stanisas Dehaene lecture. It goes into more detail about the visual word form area.