A neuroscientist has discovered that a particular area of the brain is active when a person is reading. The reason this is an unexpected finding: many scientists believe that the human brain evolved long before people learned how to read. Since reading was invented only around 5,000 years ago, the finding is evidence that the brain can apparently learn new ways to adapt to new human activities, and transmit those adaptations to future generations. Details of the research are posted at the New Scientist’s blog Culture Lab.
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