Author Archives: Stuart K Patterson

The Pleasures of the Text

Ceridwen Dovey asks “Can Reading Make You Happier?” in an article at newyorker.com this week. Not surprisingly, the answer is yes. No doubt you’re feeling better already. No, of course it’s not that simple. If happiness were just “words, words, words,” Hamlet … Continue reading

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Dehaene on Reading in the Brain

Stanislaus Dehaene lecturing on Reading in the Brain. (See a review of the book below)

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Stanislaus Dehaene’s Reading in the Brain

Tradition has it that the first Chinese letters were inspired by a hoof print on a riverbank four and a half thousand years ago. The Emperor Huangdi had ordered his minister Cang Jie to improve the court’s means for storing information, which at the … Continue reading

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So. Farewell then / books.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2015/01/09/reinier_gerritsen_photographs_readers_on_the_subway_in_his_series_the_last.html

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To the Reader

“. . . che visser sanza ‘nfamia e sanza lodo”

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