About the Presenter
Mark Seidenberg, Ph.D.
Mark S. Seidenberg is Vilas Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA), and author of Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It (Basic Books, 2017).
Seidenberg is a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied reading and dyslexia since the disco era. His research focuses on how children learn to read and the bases of skilled reading and reading impairments, and on language structure, acquisition, and processing.
His book provides an overview of advances in understanding the behavioral, computational and neural bases of reading, and examines the disconnection between this research and educational practice, and how it might be overcome.