“It is simply not true that there are hundreds of ways to learn to read…when it comes to reading, we all have roughly the same brain that imposes the same constraints and the same learning sequence.” (Dehaene 2009, p.218)
When we read, our brains transform the shapes of letters and characters on a page into the sounds of spoken language. But how does the brain do this? That’s what cognitive neuroscientist Stanislas Dehaene is trying to find out. Dehaene, a professor at the College de France and a winner of the 2014 Brain Prize, studies how reading takes place in the brain and his research has revealed the brain networks involved.
Learn more about this research – and its implications for how we teach reading – in this video. [YouTube, 2016]
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