Reader, Come Home

The Reading Brain in a Digital World
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Product Number: DD38594
Released: Aug 07, 2018
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ISBN: #9781538551936
Narrator/s: Kirsten Potter
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From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologiesA decade ago, Maryanne 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. Since then, the ways we process written language have changed dramatically with many concerned about both their own changes and that of children. New research on the reading brain chronicles these changes in the brains of children and adults as they learn to read while immersed in a digitally dominated medium.Drawing deeply on this research, this book comprises a series of letters Wolf writes to us-her beloved readers- to describe her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums. Wolf raises difficult questions, including: Will children learn to incorporate the full range of "deep reading" processes that are at the core of the expert reading brain?Will the mix of a seemingly infinite set of distractions for children's attention and their quick access to immediate, voluminous information alter their ability to think for themselves?With information at their fingertips, will the next generation learn to build their own storehouse of knowledge, which could impede the ability to make analogies and draw inferences from what they know?Will all these influences, in turn, change the formation in children and the use in adults of "slower" cognitive processes like critical thinking, personal reflection, imagination, and empathy that comprise deep reading and tht influence both how we think and how we live our lives?Will the chain of digital influences ultimately influence the use of the critical analytical and empathic capacities necessary for a democratic society?How can we preserve deep reading processes in future iterations of the reading brain?Who are the "good readers" of every epoch?Concerns about attention span, critical reasoning, and over-reliance on technology are never just about children-Wolf herself has found that, though she is a reading expert, her ability to read deeply has been impacted as she has become, inevitably, increasingly dependent on screens

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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Genre: Science

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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Narrator(s): Kirsten Potter
Product Number Z100131436
Released: Aug 07, 2018
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ISBN: #9780062848642
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Author(s): Maryanne Wolf
Product Number EB00716306
Released: Aug 14, 2018
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: #9780062388797

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