Reading A Very Short Introduction
A Very Short Introduction
1. What is reading?
What do we mean by reading?
Most of us take reading for granted. It’s only if we’re involved in teaching someone else to read, for example, that we may realize what a strange and complex process or series of processes it is. The neurology, or neuropsychology, of reading remains a relatively primitive field of research. It’s not surprising. Reading can have myriad effects on us. These can be frightening, spiritual, emotional, erotic, motivating, entertaining, informative, and enlightening—and so much more. And each of these descriptions is open to further interpretation. One person’s idea of the erotic