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Even learning to read in your thirties profoundly transforms brain networks

Learning to read as an adult reconfigures brain areas hitherto assigned to different skills. Most strikingly, scientists also found fundamental changes in evolutionary old areas - deep in the brain. This was observed in illiterate Indian women who learned how to read and write for six months. An international research team led by the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics and the MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences publishes the results in Science Advances. Reading is such a new…

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