“Decoding, comprehension, and muddled thinking”

“We know from a variety of different studies that the same regions of the brain are activated when we read as are activated in speech comprehension. As we are reading, our brains are hunting for meaning and, as long as a word is in our vocabulary, we understand it as we read. Of course, in the case of highly proficient readers, all of this happens in milliseconds and under the level of our conscious attention. For the beginning reader, things aren’t quite as straightforward.”

To read more, check out this blog post from the UK: http://literacyblog.blogspot.co.uk/2015/04/decoding-comprehension-and-muddled.html

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