The Internet Wants Your BRAIN

Bill Thompson / @billt

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The bow on the boat was covered by a huge red bow

example from Maryanne Wolf, Proust and the Squid

How Reading Works

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You were not born to read

You were not born to read

You were not born to read

You were not born to read

And yet so many of us do...

0-100 ms

Pay Attention

Back Parietal Lobe Superior Colliculi Thalamus Cingulate gyrus Visual cortex Speech areas

50-100 ms

Identify letters (grapheme to phoneme)

150-500 ms

Occipital-Temporal Is it a word? (Area 37) What does it mean Temporal lobe

We tell ourselves stories in order to live.

Here’s one...

What does this photograph mean?

No... really...

Part of me is always online.

Part of me is always online.

Part of me is always online.

What does this screen mean?

Dorsal and lateral views of the connectivity backbone of human brain. Labels indicating anatomical subregions are placed at their respective centers of mass. Nodes (individual ROIs) are coded according to strength and edges are coded according to connection weight. Hagmann P, Cammoun L, Gigandet X, Meuli R, Honey CJ, Wedeen VJ, Sporns O (2008) Mapping the structural core of human cerebral cortex. PLoS Biology Vol. 6, No. 7, e159.[1] http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Network_representation_of_brain_connectivity.JPG

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