Reading, Language, and the Brain

KHC NE 102

  • Scientific Inquiry I
  • Social Inquiry I
  • Critical Thinking

This course explores the scientific study of reading and language development--a richly multidisciplinary effort that bridges psychology, linguistics, neuroscience, and education--emphasizing the modern scientific effort to understand "the reading brain", the coordination of neural systems for vision, hearing, language, and memory. Specific topics include the history of writing, how different writing systems produce different reading brains, how brain injuries can result in specific impairments in language and reading, and how brain imaging is helping unravel the mystery of reading impairment. Effective Fall 2018, this course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub areas: Scientific Inquiry I, Social Inquiry I, Critical Thinking.

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