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Introduction: Reading and the Brain

Reading and the Brain explores how brain scientists are working to solve the puzzle of why some children struggle to read and others don’t.

Biomapping the brain

To find out if Jenna’s reading problems may be related to the way her brain processes sound, Dr. Kraus is using some well-known technology in a new way.

Reading and the Brain

The brain of a child with reading problems handles reading differently than the brain of a strong reader.

Rewiring the brain

Dr. Papanicolaou shows how eight-year-old Peter Oathout’s difficulties with reading are rooted in his brain.