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The Daily Dose – The writer who couldn’t read

Today’s dose examines a novelist suffering from a mysterious neurological ailment.


NPR brings us the tale of Howard Engel, a mystery writer who woke up one morning and found that he was unable to make sense of the written word. Though he could still form letters with a pencil, the disconnect between his eyes and brain forced him to invent a novel method for reading.

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    Tamara said:

    Woh ! That’s an amazing video ! The story of mister Engel is really incredible, I’ve never heard that something like that could happen.

    Thanks for sharing !