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A review of Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World by MaryAnne Wolf
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In Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018), Maryanne Wolf explores the neurological consequences of our increasing reliance on digital technologies and the implications for our empathy, critical thinking, and reflection. While many trendlines are troubling, for example, reading comprehension and empathy are on the decline even as attention-deficit diagnoses and digital distractions multiply, Wolf offers a potential antidote in her concept of building a “biliterate brain” that is equally fluent in digital and print environments.
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