How the Brain Learns to Read

Explore this summary of research on how the brain learns to read. In this article for The New Yorker,¬† Maria Konnikova¬†interviews Fumiko Hoeft, a cognitive neuroscientist and psychiatrist at the University of California, San Francisco, whose work has furthered our understanding of how brain make-up can impact one’s ability to read. Hoeft has also found a potential link between teaching executive function skills and basic reading skills.

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