Reader, come home: the reading brain in a digital world

By Maryanne Wolf

Reader, come home: the reading brain in a digital world by Maryanne Wolf; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley

Illustrated By Catherine Stoodley

Added November 7, 2018

Wolf considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy and reflection as we become increasingly dependent upon digital technologies. A decade ago, Wolf's Proust and the Squid revealed what we know about how the brain learns to read and how reading changes the way we think and feel. Now that we are completely immersed in the internet and digital devices, our ways of processing language have altered dramatically. In a series of letters, Wolf describes her hopes and concerns about what is happening to the brain as it adapts to digital mediums, illuminating complex ideas with anecdotes and down-to-earth examples. Wolf considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy and reflection as we become increasingly dependent upon digital technologies. –Summary from library catalog

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