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24 August 2017

It’s never too late to learn how to read

It’s never too late to learn how to read – and not just for the most obvious reasons. A team of Indian and German scientists has discovered that the adult brain of completely illiterate people undergoes very profound and beneficial changes when they learn to write and read, resulting in a reorganisation of structures deep in the brainstem and thalamus. The majority of the participants of the study were poor women in their thirties who were unable to recognise a single written word of Hindi, their mother language, before receiving training.

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