Over the time off between holidays at the end of 2023, I had the opportunity of checking out Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by Maryanne Wolf from my local public library. Wolf looks into the digital age’s impact on the human brain, particularly in the context of reading.
She introduces the concept of “bi-literate” reading brains, emphasizing the necessity of navigating both traditional print and digital formats. I found this to be such an interesting term because it interwoven the theme of two formats I touched upon in my last post. She contends that the shift to digital reading has profound implications for the development of deep reading skills—critical thinking, empathy, and reflection—qualities she sees as essential in shaping our cognitive processes.
This book is a melting pot full of insights from cognitive science, linguistics, psychology, and education. Wolf integrates research findings, personal anecdotes, and historical perspectives

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