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How did reading and writing evolve? Neuroscience gives us some clues

The Visual Cortex: Processing Visual Information

The Visual Cortex: Processing Visual Information

The visual cortex region of the brain, which is responsible for processing visual information came millions of years before reading and writing was invented.

  • Recent research has provided new insights on how the brain is able to make sense of letters studied the ancient engraved patterns produced by early humans and their ancestors like Neanderthals and Homo Erectus.
  • The findings suggest that many repetitive lines, grids and angles make up the early visual markings that seem to evolve into complex writing and reading.

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