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July 2015: Reading is a new human invention that only dates back approximately 5000 years. As this is an insufficient amount of time to evolve neural circuits dedicated to this skill, successful reading acquisition depends on reshaping of established networks at a young age, to extract meaning from an abstract array of visual symbols, i.e. letters. A critical factor fuelling this process is the level of verbal stimulation during early childhood. In this review, Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus and John S Hutton describe the cognitive processes and neural circuits involved in narrative comprehension and highlight the unique contribution of neuroimaging to an understanding of the transition from oral to written language. Read the article for free here
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