I wonder if those same brain rhythms, supplemented by voice as in the anthology Let Me Tell You a Story, might enhance the reading experience for people whose reading is interrupted by stumbles over unfamiliar words. The article below is re-published with permission. In loud rooms our brains ‘hear’ in a different way – new findings Joachim Gross, University of Glasgow and Hyojin Park, University of Glasgow When we talk face-to-face, we exchange many more signals than just words. We communicate using our body posture, facial expressions and head and eye movements; but also through the rhythms that are produced … Continue reading ‘Our brains produce rhythmic activity at a similar rate to the syllables in speech’ – new research
If you’ve ever read a public information leaflet – from your doctor or dentist, social services or a local law firm – and tripped over some of the words they use, or found the sentences too long and windy to make sense of. That. Or maybe you’re sitting there in a waiting room with a leaflet in your hands but you forgot your reading glasses? That too. Perhaps you’re visually impaired; you can make out large-ish shapes on a page but not the writing. Or you have a specific reading difficulty or an intellectual disability and you just can’t read … Continue reading A Personal Reader for Public Information Leaflets? Yes please!