Surprisingly neuroplastic human brains: reading, science, philosophy, theology
Rolston, Holmes, 1932-, author
Graduate Theological Union (CTNS Program); Taylor & Francis, publisher
Human brains, dramatically more complex than anything else in the known universe, are marvelously mutable. Recent neuroscience focuses on how humans create cumulative transmissible cultures which in turn shape mental development. When cultures become literate, cognitive powers escalate. Although until recently only a comparative few learned to read and write, this takes place with the serendipitous re-use of pattern recognizing capacities, such as those for recognizing faces. With sustained reading diligence, as required during education in science, philosophy, and theology, this results in advanced cognitive skills.
Includes bibliographical references.
visual word-form re-use
advanced language processing