Friday, November 15, 2013

What is Reading?

Neuroscience is beginning to explore what happens when we read by monitoring the areas of the brain that are stimulated while we read. Do these findings matter to the Humanities? Is there neurological evidence that the brain responds differently to 'good' and 'bad' writing? How we read clich├ęs will be examined, as well as what the experience of re-reading tells us about reading first time round?
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About the Lecturer
Belinda Jack is Fellow and Tutor in French at Christ Church, University of Oxford.

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