Reading and Brain Research



Early Brain Connections Key to Reading

A study reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they learned to read, the researchers found they could predict the location where each child's visual word form area (VWFA) would develop.

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Harry Potter Reveals Secrects of the Brain

Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to identify what different regions of the brain are doing when people read. Researchers performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of participants as they read the chapter.

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