The Neural Basis of Reading by Piers L. Cornelissen

The Neural Basis of Reading

EditorPiers L. Cornelissen, Peter C. Hansen, Morten L. Kringelback

Hardcover | June 28, 2010

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Reading is a unique human ability that has become very pivotal for functioning in our world today. As modern societies rely extensively on literacy skills, and as reading disabilities have profound personal, economic and social consequences, it is surprising that we have a very underdevelopedscientific understanding of the neural basis of reading and visual word recognition in the normal brain. A better understanding of normal reading processes could help individuals with developmental dyslexia and other reading disabilities, and also inform our strategies for improving early learningand carrying out effective interventions. Neuroimaging offers a unique window on reading through which we have achieved profound insights into its neural correlates in both health and disease, and has also raised important questions that have generated much scientific debate. This book addresses some of the fundamental questions in reading research. Piers Cornelissen, Peter Hansen, Morten Kringelbach, and Ken Pugh have brought together some of the leading scientists to provide comprehensive articles that shed light on the neural basis of reading. Itsbroad-yet-integrative treatment is divided into three parts: 1) behavioural data and modelling (with direct implications for neuroimaging), 2) neuroimaging, and 3) impaired reading. The book will be a useful resource for everyone interested in the reading brain, particularly those in neuroimaging,cognition and attention, sensation and perception, language, development and aging, education, and computational modelling.

About The Author

Piers Cornelissen is a Reader in Psychology at the School of Biology at New Castle University. Peter Hansen is a University Research Lecturer and Senior Research Scientist at the University of Oxford. Morten Kringelback is a Junior Research Fellow in Psychology at Queens College, Oxford University. Ken Pugh is a Senior Research Scienti...
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Title:The Neural Basis of ReadingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:June 28, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019530036X

ISBN - 13:9780195300369

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