Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading
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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Neuroscientist speaks about literacy's effect on human brain

Neuroscientist speaks about literacy's effect on human brain | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
In the human brain, there is a battle taking place between words and faces.
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What an intriguing concept. I've always considered the benefit of literacy to be in the wide array of areas where text informs.  That is true of course, however it never occurred  to me that the benefits of literacy could be distinguished in the area of visual recognition. 

 

A teaser quote from this brief article...

 

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Being able to read, according to Dehaene’s research, offers literate people better ability to analyze the things they see and have learned a visual flexibility that illiterate people do not have.

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 An intriguing brief read.  ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~Google Lit Trips is the legal fictitious business name for GLT Global Ed, an educational nonprofit.
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Monique Reyna's curator insight, December 11, 2013 8:34 PM

Very interesting read for teachers and parents. 

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The Brain and Reading | Inside Higher Ed

The Brain and Reading | Inside Higher Ed | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it

"In today’s Academic Minute, Michigan State University's Natalie Phillips examines how the brain functions while reading literature. Phillips is an assistant professor of English at Michigan State, where she specializes in 18th-century literature, the history of mind, and cognitive approaches to narrative."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/audio/2013/05/03/brain-and-reading#ixzz2UvJX79KJ ;
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i've actually scooped an article about Natalie Phillips' work called "Your Brain on Jane Austin. see: http://news.stanford.edu/news/2012/september/austen-reading-fmri-090712.html

 

The kind of benefits of literary reading that might be difficult to measure without a Functional magnetic resonance imaging machine. But, there are benefits even the most bibliophilic English teacher might find absolutely fascinating.

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