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Author Wolf, Maryanne.

Title Proust and the squid : the story and science of the reading brain / Maryanne Wolf ; illustrations by Catherine Stoodley.

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  573 WOLF    Check Shelf
Description xi, 306 : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-295) and index.
Contents Reading lessons from Proust and the squid -- How the brain adapted itself to read : the first writing systems -- The birth of an alphabet and Socrates' protests -- The beginnings of reading development, or not -- The "natural history" of reading development : connecting the parts of the young reading brain -- The unending story of reading's development -- Dyslexia's puzzle and the brain's design -- Genes, gifts, and dyslexia -- Conclusions : from the reading brain to "what comes next."
Subject Brain -- Evolution.
Reading comprehension.
Reading -- Research.
Brain -- growth & development.
Brain -- physiology.
Comprehension -- physiology.
ISBN 9780060933845 paperback
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