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Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf
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Jun 04, 2011

really liked it

Here is a very interesting and important book for anyone who interested in books and reading. The book talks about the difference in brain development between the children who were introduced to books at the young age and those who were not. The gap between the categories is very wide. The author compares our modern dilemma with the new communication technology/or books to the ancient time of Socrates when the first Greek alphabet was introduced and writing started to replace the oral culture. Socrates was against this new idea of putting thoughts into writing. There is a lot of history in the book on first writing systems and a lot of modern researches on the differences of reading in different languages. The big part of this book is a study of dyslexia and its roots. The last question in this book is what will come after the reading brain?
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