The mind-altering magic of literacy

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    How does literacy affect the human mind? This lecture traces research into the relationship between literacy and cognition from the "Great Divide" theories of the 1960s via ethnographic research that sought to distinguish between literacy and education effects to contemporary neuroscience highlighting the plasticity of the reading brain.

    The lecture is delivered by Distinguished Professor Ingrid Piller as part of the postgraduate unit "Literacies" in Macquarie University's Applied Linguistics program.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationSydney, NSW
    PublisherLanguage on the move
    Media of outputOnline
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Aug 2020


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