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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain$
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Roderick Nicolson and Angela Fawcett

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262140997

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.001.0001

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Reading and Learning

Reading and Learning

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Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Roderick I. Nicolson

Angela J. Fawcett

The MIT Press

This chapter discusses reading, learning to read, and the components of skilled reading. It outlines cognitive processes and possible brain mechanisms in understanding spoken and written language. It also discusses the processes occurring in skilled reading, including the ability to read without subarticulating and the ability to synchronize eye movements with articulation while reading. The chapter also introduces concepts such as the Hebb rule, classical conditioning, automaticity, and the power law of practice.

Keywords:   reading, learning, skilled reading, language, eye movements, articulation, Hebb rule, classical conditioning, automaticity, power law of practice

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