Books, Guns, and Brains

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Over at Mind Hacks they’ve got a post running called “A brain signature for literacy.” It’s covering a neuroscience study done that shows “how the structure of the brain changes as illiterate adults learn to read and write.”

What’s fascinating is who participated in the study, which were mostly “ex-members of guerilla forces in Colombia that had recently put down their weapons to re-integrate into society.”


Hans Kulla-Mader studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College and is currently living in San Francisco. More from this author →