The Reader's Brain

How Neuroscience Can Make You a Better Writer

Author: Yellowlees Douglas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

View: 773

Drawing upon cutting-edge neuroscience research, this unique writing guide provides easy-to-follow principles for writing effectively and efficiently.

Language in the Brain

Critical Assessments

Author: Fred C.C. Peng

Publisher: A&C Black


Category: Medical

Page: 322

View: 485

Assesses current assumptions about how language is acquired, remembered and retained as impulses in the brain, from the perspective of neurolinguistics.

Investigating the Role of Test Methods in Testing Reading Comprehension

A Process-Focused Perspective

Author: Jufang Kong

Publisher: Springer



Page: 212

View: 794

This book explores the construct of reading comprehension by means of two main test methods. Research methods like the think aloud protocol and eye tracking are employed to tap into test-takers' cognitive processes while engaged in input text meaning building, and in test tasks. The book is the first systematic attempt to explore test-takers' cognitive processes through the control of test methods, and presents findings in visualized form including processing route maps and eye fixation heat maps. It offers readers essential support with "digging into" and analyzing data that has to date remained difficult to access.

Another Day from the World of Ro and Mo

Author: Rohan and Mohan Perera

Publisher: AuthorHouse


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 284

View: 103

Hi, This book is about spiritual growth and not about spiritual enlightenment. One has to be spiritually enlightened before one can begin one's spiritual growth. Spiritual growth is eternal. Spiritual enlightenment suggests that spiritual growth is complete. On the contrary, spiritual enlightenment is the genesis of spiritual growth. Spiritual enlightenment is when one has travelled the spiritual path and returned to God. Spiritual enlightenment Buddha experienced is an awareness which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth. What this means is that; one becomes aware why one repeats one's mistakes in life, and remain in one spot until one's spirit rots with the body. With this awareness one can step out of the cycle and begin one's eternal growth. Rebirth is (born again) in Christian language. Spiritual growth is living life with an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of one's true self and destiny; to know and grow with God. Living conscientiously. Like in Three Days, in Another Day we give you more from our experiences, observations, conversations, and conclusions, regarding: Life, Love, God. May the Great Spirit be with you, Matter is that which exists in the universe in all forms, that is visible and invisible. Life is matter that which is conscious, and exists in the universe. Man is matter that which is conscious with a conscience, and exists in the universe. Immortality is not matter, but a conscience that which is conscientious, and exists in the universe and beyond.

Reading and the Reader

The Literary Agenda

Author: Philip Davis

Publisher: OUP Oxford


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

View: 280

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. Reading and the Reader offers a defence of reading serious literature, where reading offers a place for inner contemplation, emotion, imagination, and thought-experiment through the energising booster-rocket of literature. It is argued that literature creates a holding-ground in which a dense sense of experience is registered. Such a place is vital to human well-being in the following respects: in sustaining the ability to use and not just suffer one's experience; to be able to think one's thoughts, even those that are customarily unadmitted or felt as anomalous or unworthy; to find room for a realm of speculation in between religions and secularization, in between literature and life. Reading and the Reader, one of the first volumes in the Literary Agenda series, exists to defend the value of reading, to narrow the gaps between the way writers and readers think, to bring literary thinking into the ordinary thinking of the world - especially at a time when the arts and humanities are under some threat. Literature is useful in terms of deep human needs. It offers a form of time-travel - across ages, countries, different minds - that provides alternatives to any conventional worldview.

How the Brain Learns to Read

Author: David A. Sousa

Publisher: Corwin Press


Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 264

A modern classic, updated for today’s classroom needs No skill is more fundamental to our students’ education than reading. And no recent book has done more to advance our understanding of the neuroscience behind this so-critical skill than David Sousa’s How the Brain Learns to Read. Top among the second edition’s many new features are: Correlations to the Common Core State Standards A new chapter on how to teach for comprehension Much more on helping older struggling readers master subject-area content Ways to tailor strategies to the unique needs of struggling learners Key links between how the brain learns spoken and written language

Science Readers: A Closer Look: The Human Body Kit


Publisher: Teacher Created Materials



Page: 0

View: 782

Elementary students will love learning about the science of the human body, from the muscles that help them play to the brain that lets them learn. This kit includes leveled books, allowing teachers to easily implement differentiation strategies that give all students access to this life and science theme. Science Readers: A Closer Look: The Human Body: Complete Kit includes: Books (6 titles, 6 copies each, 32 pages per book); data analysis activities; audio recordings; digital resources; and a Teacher's Guide.

Reading in the Brain

The New Science of How We Read

Author: Stanislas Dehaene

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Science

Page: 400

View: 227

A renowned cognitive neuroscientist?s fascinating and highly informative account of how the brain acquires reading How can a few black marks on a white page evoke an entire universe of sounds and meanings? In this riveting investigation, Stanislas Dehaene provides an accessible account of the brain circuitry of reading and explores what he calls the ?reading paradox?: Our cortex is the product of millions of years of evolution in a world without writing, so how did it adapt to recognize words? Reading in the Brain describes pioneering research on how we process language, revealing the hidden logic of spelling and the existence of powerful unconscious mechanisms for decoding words of any size, case, or font. Dehaene?s research will fascinate not only readers interested in science and culture, but also educators concerned with debates on how we learn to read, and who wrestle with pathologies such as dyslexia. Like Steven Pinker, Dehaene argues that the mind is not a blank slate: Writing systems across all cultures rely on the same brain circuits, and reading is only possible insofar as it fits within the limits of a primate brain. Setting cutting-edge science in the context of cultural debate, Reading in the Brain is an unparalleled guide to a uniquely human ability.

Designing Data Visualizations

Representing Informational Relationships

Author: Noah Iliinsky

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."


Category: Computers

Page: 114

View: 520

Data visualization is an efficient and effective medium for communicating large amounts of information, but the design process can often seem like an unexplainable creative endeavor. This concise book aims to demystify the design process by showing you how to use a linear decision-making process to encode your information visually. Delve into different kinds of visualization, including infographics and visual art, and explore the influences at work in each one. Then learn how to apply these concepts to your design process. Learn data visualization classifications, including explanatory, exploratory, and hybrid Discover how three fundamental influences—the designer, the reader, and the data—shape what you create Learn how to describe the specific goal of your visualization and identify the supporting data Decide the spatial position of your visual entities with axes Encode the various dimensions of your data with appropriate visual properties, such as shape and color See visualization best practices and suggestions for encoding various specific data types

Such Stuff as Dreams

The Psychology of Fiction

Author: Keith Oatley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 608

Such Stuff as Dreams: The Psychology of Fiction explores how fiction works in the brains and imagination of both readers and writers. Demonstrates how reading fiction can contribute to a greater understanding of, and the ability to change, ourselves Informed by the latest psychological research which focuses on, for example, how identification with fictional characters occurs, and how literature can improve social abilities Explores traditional aspects of fiction, including character, plot, setting, and theme, as well as a number of classic techniques, such as metaphor, metonymy, defamiliarization, and cues Includes extensive end-notes, which ground the work in psychological studies Features excerpts from fiction which are discussed throughout the text, including works by William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Kate Chopin, Anton Chekhov, James Baldwin, and others