Next we are going to dive into the inner workings of the reading brain. But before we do, let’s take a moment to consider why this is important. You might be asking yourself, “Yes, brain science is cool. But what’s the point of knowing which areas of the brain are responsible for what?” Understanding what’s going on “under the hood” tells us what’s happening in the brain when a child is sounding out a new word and how the brain is changing as they become experts at this skill. It can also give us a clearer picture of what’s happening in the brains of those who struggle with reading. Just as medicine uses biology and aviation uses physics, education can use neuroscience to improve how we teach our children.