Proust and the Squid

The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062010638
Category: Science
Page: 336
View: 7632
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Human beings were never born to read," writes Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist and child development expert Maryanne Wolf. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. In this ambitious, provocative book, Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain not only over the past five thousand years, since writing began, but also over the course of a single child's life, showing in the process why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Lively, erudite, and rich with examples, Proust and the Squid asserts that the brain that examined the tiny clay tablets of the Sumerians was a very different brain from the one that is immersed in today's technology-driven literacy. The potential transformations in this changed reading brain, Wolf argues, have profound implications for every child and for the intellectual development of our species.

Der Mann, der die Wörter liebte

eine wahre Geschichte
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783813502251
Category: English language
Page: 283
View: 2133
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century

The Literary Agenda
Author: Maryanne Wolf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191036129
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
View: 2039
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. Being Literate in the 21st Century wrestles with critical, timely questions for 21st-century society. How does literacy change the human brain? What does it mean to be a literate or a non-literate person in the present digital culture: for example, what will be lost in the present reading brain, and what will be gained with different mediums than print? What are the consequences of a digital reading brain for the literary mind and for writing itself ? Can knowledge about the reading brain and advances in technology offer new forms of literacy and new forms of knowledge to the peoples in remote regions of the world who would never otherwise become literate? By using both research from cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, child development, and education, and considering literary examples from world literature, Maryanne Wolf plots a course that seeks to preserve the deepest forms of reading from the past, while developing the cognitive skills necessary for this century's next generation.

Wer bin ich, wenn ich online bin...

und was macht mein Gehirn solange? - Wie das Internet unser Denken verändert
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 3641080681
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
View: 3441
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Wie beeinflusst sie Körper und Geist? Heute schon gegoogelt? Im Durchschnitt sind die Deutschen etwa zweieinhalb Stunden täglich online. Neuesten Studien zufolge, so zeigt Bestsellerautor und IT-Experte Nicholas Carr, bewirkt bereits eine Onlinestunde am Tag erstaunliche neurologische Prägungen in unserem Gehirn. Wer das Internet nach Informationen, sozialen Kontakten oder Unterhaltung durchforstet, verwendet, anders als beim Buch- oder Zeitunglesen, einen Großteil seiner geistigen Energie auf die Beherrschung des Mediums selbst. Und macht sich um die Inhalte, buchstäblich, keinen Kopf. Die Folge: Im Internetzeitalter lesen wir oberflächlicher, lernen wir schlechter, erinnern wir uns schwächer denn je. Von den Anpassungsleistungen unseres Gehirns profitieren nicht wir, sondern die Konzerne, die mit Klickzahlen Kasse machen. In seinem neuen Buch verbindet Carr, zwanzig Jahre nach Entstehung des World Wide Web, seine medienkritische Bilanz mit einer erhellenden Zeitreise durch Philosophie-, Technologie- und Wissenschaftsgeschichte – von Sokrates’ Skepsis gegenüber der Schrift, dem Menschen als Uhrwerk und Nietzsches Schreibmaschine bis zum User als Gegenstand aktueller Debatten und Studien. Und er vermittelt – jenseits von vagem Kulturpessimismus – anhand greifbarer Untersuchungen und Experimente, wie das Internet unser Denken verändert.

Wie zerstört man eine Demokratie

das 10-Punkte-Programm
Author: Naomi Wolf
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783442156269
Category:
Page: 281
View: 2296
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Reading in the Brain

The New Science of how We Read
Author: Stanislas Dehaene
Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780143118053
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 388
View: 3227
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Examines the process through which the human brain has adapted to create and recognize words, discussing the history of writing and reading and presenting current research into such topics as language, spelling logic, and dyslexia.

Story Smart: Using the Science of Story to Persuade, Influence, Inspire, and Teach


Author: Kendall Haven
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610698126
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 174
View: 3122
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This one-of-a-kind book reveals the secrets of a story's power to persuade, inspire, influence, and to teach. • Shows how to use the power of story to get your message across in any medium or venue • Explores the convergence of the neural science of story with the art of communication to reveal the power of words • Provides tips, techniques, and strategies for structuring your stories for the most impact • Reveals the common communication pitfalls to avoid

Neue Gedanken - neues Gehirn

Die Wissenschaft der Neuroplastizität beweist, wie unser Bewusstsein das Gehirn verändert - Vorwort von Daniel Goleman
Author: Sharon Begley
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641012678
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 512
View: 8657
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Naturwissenschaft am Wendepunkt: Die Grundlagen der Gehirnphysiologie müssen neu definiert werden. Lange Zeit hielt man das Gehirn des Menschen für unveränderlich – vergleichbar der Hardware eines Computers. Inzwischen sprechen viele wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse dagegen. Damit nähert sich die Wissenschaft des Nervensystems dem spirituellen Weltbild des Ostens, das davon ausgeht, dass der Geist die Materie beherrscht. Die Implikationen dessen, was Wissenschaftler heute als „Neuroplastizität“ bezeichnen, sind revolutionär. Die renommierte Wissenschaftsjournalistin Sharon Begley beschreibt hier die spannende Entwicklung der Neurowissenschaften, die durch Zusammenarbeit mit Meditationsmeistern herauszufinden versuchen, wie und in welchem Maße Gedanken und Emotionen unser Gehirn beeinflussen. Buddhistische Erfahrungen belegen: Wir können Depression in Freude verwandeln und Aggression in Mitgefühl. Das heißt: Wir sind nicht Opfer unserer Gene, sondern selbst verantwortlich für unser Denken und Fühlen. • Eindrucksvolle Bestätigung buddhistischer Bewusstseins- und Meditationserfahrungen. • Hervorragender Wissenschaftsjournalismus: Die atemberaubenden Konsequenzen der „Neuroplastizität“.

Bird by bird - Wort für Wort


Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783932909443
Category:
Page: 234
View: 8698
DOWNLOAD NOW »


Wie ein Fisch im Baum


Author: Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 3641160170
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4197
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Ally ist elf Jahre alt und eine Einzelgängerin. An der Schule ist sie als Freak bekannt und den Lehrern ein Dorn im Auge. Dabei geht es Ally nur um eins: Um jeden Preis ihr Geheimnis zu wahren – sie kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Da kommt ein neuer Lehrer in die Klasse, Mr. Daniels. Im Gegensatz zu seinen Vorgängern beobachtet er Ally genau und findet bald heraus, dass Ally an einer Lese-Rechtschreibschwäche leidet und gleichzeitig hochintelligent ist. Langsam lernt Ally, ihm zu vertrauen und schließt nebenbei Freundschaft mit zwei anderen Außenseitern. Gemeinsam widersetzen sie sich mutig dem Mobbing ...

Die Interessanten

Roman
Author: Meg Wolitzer
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 3832188150
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
View: 3078
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Nach dem Tod ihres Vaters will Julie Jacobson nur noch eins: raus aus der Tristesse ihres provinziellen Zuhauses. Das Sommercamp an der Ostküste eröffnet ihr eine neue Welt. Eine Welt der Kunst, Kreativität und Freiheit, verkörpert durch die interessantesten Menschen, denen sie je begegnet ist: Ethan, Jonah, Cathy, Ash und Goodman, fünf junge New Yorker, die Julie ihrer Schlagfertigkeit und ihres schwarzen Humors wegen in ihre privilegierte Clique aufnehmen. Die Jahre und Jahrzehnte vergehen, aber nicht jeder der »Interessanten«, wie sie sich selbst halb ironisch nennen, kann aus seinen Begabungen das machen, was er sich als Jugendlicher erträumte. Was bestimmt das Leben – Talent, Glück oder das Resultat der eigenen Entschlossenheit? Meg Wolitzer zeigt an ihren Figuren die Tragik und Komik des Daseins und erzählt davon, wie es sich anfühlt, wenn man plötzlich versteht – vielleicht zu spät –, wer man einmal war und wer man geworden ist. ›Die Interessanten‹ ist ein großer Gesellschafts- und Ideenroman über das Wesen der Kunst und der Freundschaft vor dem Panorama der USA in den letzten vierzig Jahren.

Das trügerische Gedächtnis

Wie unser Gehirn Erinnerungen fälscht
Author: Julia Shaw
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446448926
Category: Science
Page: 304
View: 5981
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Wir sind die Summe unserer Erinnerungen. Stimmen diese aber auch? Haben prägende Ereignisse unserer Kindheit überhaupt so stattgefunden? Identität ist ein kunstvoll gewebter Teppich aus Erinnerungsfragmenten. Die Rechtspsychologin Julia Shaw erklärt, warum dem Gehirn dabei ständig Fehler unterlaufen. Und das Tappen in die Erinnerungsfalle hat Konsequenzen: Wir können uns auf unser Gedächtnis nicht verlassen. Auf der Grundlage neuester Erkenntnisse von Neurowissenschaft und Psychologie sowie ihrer eigenen bahnbrechenden Forschung zeigt Shaw, welchen Erinnerungen wir trauen können und welchen nicht. Ein verblüffender Einblick in die wahnwitzigen Mechanismen des menschlichen Gehirns.

The Shallows

How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848878834
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 300
View: 9197
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In this ground-breaking and compelling book, Nicholas Carr argues that not since Gutenberg invented printing has humanity been exposed to such a mind-altering technology. The Shallows draws on the latest research to show that the Net is literally re-wiring our brains inducing only superficial understanding. As a consequence there are profound changes in the way we live and communicate, remember and socialise - even in our very conception of ourselves. By moving from the depths of thought to the shallows of distraction, the web, it seems, is actually fostering ignorance. The Shallows is not a manifesto for luddites, nor does it seek to turn back the clock. Rather it is a revelatory reminder of how far the Internet has become enmeshed in our daily existence and is affecting the way we think. This landmark book compels us all to look anew at our dependence on this all-pervasive technology.

Spiritual Intelligence and the Neuroplastic Brain

A Contextual Interpretation of Modern History
Author: Charles W. Mark Ph. D.,Charles W. Mark
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449043321
Category: Philosophy
Page: 336
View: 6950
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Our brains are getting wired differently in the world of digital technology, information revolution, and in the inter-cultural world of global society. Think of the new vocabulary: Global brain, collective intelligence, global village, and cyberspace. That should tell us something about the neural rewiring that is taking place inside of our brains, whether or not we are aware of it. The fact that the human brain changes throughout a person's life in response to intellectual stimulation, physical exercise, exposure to new cultural environments, learning opportunities, and challenges is a revolutionary discovery. Till twenty years ago neuroscientists believed in the conventional theory that the brain's ability at making new neural connections stopped before a child entered adolescence. That is the old dogma. There is a "Second Copernican Revolution" taking place inside of our brains, writes the author, quoting Carl Zimmer. Some experts are suggesting that we are already living in what Richard Restack calls the "neurosociety." Ray Kurzweil, the futurist, is predicting that by 2045 A.D., human beings will be living in an era of "singularity," when non biological machines invented by human brains and human ingenuity are going to outsmart human intelligence billions of times. What is going to be the fate of the human spirit, human spirituality, the feeling of connection to a force and power that is greater than us (God), our ability to use spiritual imagination and our intelligence? Are we progressively moving away from religion and community-based spirituality into the "spirituality of different strokes for different folks?" In his groundbreaking book, Spiritual Intelligence and The Neuroplastic Brain: A Contextual Interpretation of Modern History, Charles W. Mark takes the reader on a journey through modern history and shows the glimpse of what is to come. http: //www.spirituality-intelligence.com

The Handbook of the Neuropsychology of Language


Author: Miriam Faust
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444345885
Category: Psychology
Page: 1128
View: 6683
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This handbook provides a comprehensive review of new developments in the study of the relationship between the brain and language, from the perspectives of both basic research and clinical neuroscience. Includes contributions from an international team of leading figures in brain-language research Features a novel emphasis on state-of-the-art methodologies and their application to the central questions in the brain-language relationship Incorporates research on all parts of language, from syntax and semantics to spoken and written language Covers a wide range of issues, including basic level and high level linguistic functions, individual differences, and neurologically intact and different clinical populations

Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents


Author: Heather McNeil
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598849573
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 226
View: 2789
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Designed to promote literacy in young children and to empower parents, educators, and librarians, this guide is filled with simple strategies, creative activities, and detailed instructions that help make reading fun. • Recommended book lists for promoting reading • An overview of basic strategies and components of an early literacy program • Helpful outline of pre-literacy skills required for reading success • Detailed instructions for early literacy activities

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention


Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118152662
Category: Psychology
Page: 396
View: 7500
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively understand, assess, and treat individuals struggling with dyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitive and academic—this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

The Mind's Eye


Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204212
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 272
View: 531
DOWNLOAD NOW »
‘Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent’ Observer How does the brain perceive and interpret information from the eye? And what happens when the process is disrupted? In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight. For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world – and The Mind’s Eye is testament to the myriad ways that we, as humans, are capable of rising to this challenge.

Stiegler and Technics


Author: Christina Howells
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748677046
Category: Philosophy
Page: 312
View: 1939
DOWNLOAD NOW »
These 17 essays covers all aspects of Bernard Stiegler's work, from poststructuralism, anthropology and psychoanalysis to his work on the politics of memory, 'libidinal economy', technoscience and aesthetics, keeping a focus on his key theory of technics throughout. Stiegler brings together key concepts from Plato, Freud, Derrida and Simondon to argue that the human is 'invented' through technics rather than a product of purely biological evolution. Stiegler is a thinker at the forefront of our contemporary concerns with consumerism, technology, inter-generational division, political apathy and economic crisis. His ambitious project is to go beyond these sources of social distress to uncover and examine precisely 'what makes life worth living'. Contributors include: Stephen Barker, University of California Irvine and translator of Steigler; Richard Beardsworth, American University of Paris and translator of Stiegler; Miguel de Beistegui; University of Warwick; Marc Crepon, Ecole normale superieure and co-founder of Stiegler's think tank, Ars Industrialis and Daniel Ross, co-director of 'The Ister', the award-winning film on Heidegger, and translator of Stiegler.