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How reading changes the way we think

APRIL 20, 2018

From a research perspective, reading and writing is a fascinating phenomenon. After all, the first writing systems date back less than 6,000 years – the blink of an eye in the timescale of human evolution. How the human brain is nonetheless able to master this complex task is a key question. Current topics of scientific interest include exploring the differences between practised readers and illiterate individuals – and the consequences for people with reading difficulties – as well as the impact of poor reading and writing skills on global democracy.

https://www.mpg.de/12014669/culture-shapes-the-brain

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