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NATIONAL BEST-SELLING AUTHOR MARYANNE WOLF TO PRESENT LECTURE ON "THE READING BRAIN"

The Friends of the Old Dominion University Libraries will host Maryanne Wolf, author of the national best-selling book, "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain," for a lecture on how the brain learned to read and in the process changed the way we think. Wolf's talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at St. Patrick's Catholic School, 1000 Bolling Ave., Norfolk. It is free and open to the public.

Wolf, who serves as director of the Center for Reading and Language Research and professor of child development at Tufts University, has created a sensational stir both among teachers of reading at all levels and among the general public. Her book examines in layman's terms the history and biology of how our reading brain works. It also confronts the possibility that reading as we have always known it may, with modern technology (from television to the Internet), change to soon make traditional books a thing of the past.

This article was posted on: February 17, 2008

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