Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

by Mark Seidenberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465019328
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 440,459
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mark Seidenberg is Hilldale Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin. He is a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied reading and dyslexia for over three decades. He received a Ph.D. and three other degrees from Columbia University. He has published over a hundred scientific articles and was recently honored as one of the 250 most-cited researchers in the areas of psychology and psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Reading, Writing, and Speech

Chapter 1 The Problem and the Paradox 3

Chapter 2 Visible Language 15

Chapter 3 Writing: Its All Mesopotamian Cuneiform to Me 31

How We Read

Chapter 4 The Eyes Have It 59

Chapter 5 F u cn rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n rdng rsch 85

Chapter 6 Becoming a Reader 101

Chapter 7 Reading: The Eternal Triangle 123

Chapter 8 Dyslexia and Its Discontents 149

Chapter 9 Brain Bases of Reading 187

The Educational Challenges

Chapter 10 How Well Does America Read? 217

Chapter 11 The Two Cultures of Science and Education 247

Chapter 12 Reading the Future 283

Acknowledgments 305

Notes 309

References 343

Index 363

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