Posted in December 2009

Scientists Discover that Learning to Read Can Physically Alter the Brain

from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Wednesday, December 9, 2009 http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/breaking/s_656950.html Two Carnegie Mellon University scientists have uncovered the first evidence that intensive instruction to improve reading skills in young children causes the brain to physically rewire itself. This instruction causes the brain to create new white matter that improves communication with the brain, CMU researchers Timothy … Continue reading