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The evolutionary and present significance of reading

The evolutionary and present significance of reading

In her new book,¬†Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World,¬†author Maryanne Wolf explores how reading affects the brain and mind. What different effects result from consuming digital media rather than print media and long forms rather than tweets, posts, and other microcontent? In her excellent recent article, she says, Will new readers develop the more time-demanding cognitive processes nurtured by print-based mediums as they absorb and acquire new cognitive capacities emphasized by digital media? For example, will…

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