As regular bookeywookey readers know, I have multiple careers in both the arts (theatre, opera) and sciences (neuroscience) and am an inveterate book nut. These enthusiasms have not infrequently met in posts about reading and the brain. Brain Awareness Week is coming up. It's officially March 10 - 16th, but brainy events are going on all through the month of March. I link above to the site listing events in the greater New York City area, but there are sure to be events near you which hopefully are listed here.
My lab is hosting some brainy events during March. One is a film: THE BIG PICTURE all about dyslexia - a disorder of the brain's ability to process language. If you're in the NYC area, admission is free but we ask that you make reservations which you may do here. In honor of the event, I will cross-post a number of bits and pieces on reading and the brain up to the event, although I hope to post on some books as well. Stay tuned.