“When you damage the brain, you might damage certain morphemes but not others in writing but not speaking, or vice versa.” This understanding of how the adult brain differentiates word parts could help educators as they teach children to read and write, Rapp said. Researchers find that writing and speaking abilities are supported by different parts of the brain. The part of the brain that is associated with speaking and writing is the frontal lobe. A related fact should be self-evident: Reading and writing are acquired skills for which the human brain is not yet fully evolved (Liberman, Shankweiler, & Liberman, 1989). This area is also responsible for movement, reasoning, judgement, planning and problem solving. It could lead to better therapies for those suffering aphasia.

Writing and the Brain: Neuroscience Shows the Pathways to Learning. So how Does Writing Affect Your Brain?

and the lateralization of speaking/writing, I highly recommend a 1996 article published in the New York Times, “Workings of Split Brain Challenge Notions of How Language Evolved”, written by Sandra Blakeslee. Here are results of one of such studies “The results show that on the immediate post-test, the Sentence-writing group performed the best , … This part of the brain …

For a more in-depth discussion of V.J. Some research suggests that writing seems to tickle the RAS, and memory centers in your brain a tad harder than speaking. Speaking is often spontaneous and unplanned. With teaching, children typically learn to read at about age 5 or 6 and need several years to master the skill. The parietal lobe is also important in writing. Most writing is planned and can be changed through editing and revision before an audience reads it : Speakers have immediate audiences who nod, interrupt, question and comment While the human ability to write evolved from the ability to speak, writing and speaking are supported by entirely different parts of the brain, according to new research from Rice University, Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University. Writing and speaking come from different parts of the brain, study shows New research indicates that writing and speaking are “two quasi-independent language systems in the brain. Date: May 3, 2011 Summary: Judy Willis, a neurologist and teacher-consultant with the South Coast Writing Project, explains how the teaching of writing is important for learning based on neuroimaging and brain mapping.