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Sunday, July 26, 2015

When the Brain Reads

When We Read, We Recognize Words as Pictures and Hear Them Spoken Aloud

Words are not encoded in the brain by their meaning but rather by simpler attributes such as sound and shape

Stephani Sutherland | June 11, 2015

We recognize words as pictures
As your eyes scan these words, your brain seems to derive their meaning instantaneously. How are we able to recognize and interpret marks on a page so rapidly? A small new study confirms that a specialized brain area recognizes printed words as pictures rather than by their meaning.

<more at; related links: (Brain and Learning. (+Video) ) and (Reading & the Brain)>

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