Norman Geschwind Memorial Lecture presented by Stanislas Dehaene, Professor, Collge de France and Directeur, Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, INSERM-CEA-University Paris Saclay
New Data on How Literacy Transforms the Brain
The acquisition of literacy is accompanied by a major reorganization of cortical circuits in order to recycle them for the efficient processing of written words. I will describe the results of a new longitudinal study where we collected functional MRI data every two months before, during and after the acquisition of reading in individual children. The results shed light on the hurdles that face any young reader.
RESEARCH: Understand how genes, brains and contemporary culture contribute to learning disorders and develop effective strategies to support each child’s success both in school and in life.
Cognitive Neuroscientist, Director, Cognitive NeuroImaging Unit,
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