https://www.spelfabet.com.au/2019/04/th ... s-dehaene/
I’ve just been to a fantastic conference in Perth, organised by the Dyslexia SPELD Foundation of WA....
Learning is a process of neuronal recycling
French cognitive neuropsychologist Professor Stanislas Dehaene gave the opening keynote address of the conference. He firstly told us we should forget everything we’ve heard about the differences between the left and right brain.
Young children’s brains are astonishingly flexible and able to reorganise. There are twice as many synapses in a child aged one or two as in an adult. Synapses come and go all the time.
A child whose entire left hemisphere was surgically removed in infancy was still able to learn language and literacy more or less along the usual lines.
See the full line-up of speakers here: