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Stanislas Dehaene’s Les neurones de la lecture

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  • Antonio M. Battro

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    1. Academia Nacional de Educación
      Antonio M. Battro, Academia Nacional de Educación, Pacheco de Melo 2084, C1126AAF, Buenos Aires, Argentina; e-mail: antonio@laptop.org
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  • English translation, The neurons of reading, New York: Penguin, to be published.

Antonio M. Battro, Academia Nacional de Educación, Pacheco de Melo 2084, C1126AAF, Buenos Aires, Argentina; e-mail: antonio@laptop.org

Abstract

ABSTRACT— Stanislas Dehaene has published a remarkable book on the neurons of reading. It is a comprehensive description of the main issues related to the “paradox of reading”: how humans process linguistic information using the visual brain path while the brain has not evolved in the short period of time since the invention of writing. The article presents a powerful “neuronal recycling” hypothesis to explain the remarkable properties of our cultural neuroplasticity. Scientists and educators will find a trove of information and deep discussions regarding the universal challenge of teaching and learning to read.

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