The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show The Science of the Reading Brain Listen 30 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/55184/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Professor of child development Maryanne Wolf explains how the human brain learns to read – and why some people have a very difficult time learning how to read, as in the case of dyslexics. Her recent book is Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain.