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

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

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Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world
Title
Reader, come home
Title remainder
the reading brain in a digital world
Statement of responsibility
Maryanne Wolf ; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the author of Proust and the Squid, a lively, ambitious, and deeply informative epistolary book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. A 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 that 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. Wolf draws on neuroscience, literature, education, technology, and philosophy and blends historical, literary, and scientific facts with down-to-earth examples and warm anecdotes to illuminate complex ideas that culminate in a proposal for a biliterate reading brain. Provocative and intriguing, Reader, Come Home is a roadmap that provides a cautionary but hopeful perspective on the impact of technology on our brains and our most essential
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • June 15, 2018
  • May 28, 2018
  • August 01, 2018
  • June 01, 2018
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Publishers Weekly
  • BookPage
  • Kirkus Reviews
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wolf, Maryanne
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP408
LC item number
.W65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reading
  • Brain
  • Neurophysiology
Label
Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world, Maryanne Wolf ; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18215062
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780062388780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044563099
Label
Reader, come home : the reading brain in a digital world, Maryanne Wolf ; illustrated by Catherine Stoodley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-247) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD18215062
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780062388780
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1044563099

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