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Maryanne Wolf

Features

Thursday, July 23 2009

Scratching the Surface: Your Brain on the Internet

What does the ubiquitous availability of digital text mean for the human brain as it processes ever-increasing amounts of information?


Reviews

Thursday, December 4 2008

Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Between English- and Japanese-speakers, dyslexics and normal readers, struggling children and fluent adults, Wolf shows the not-so-obvious differences in both brain structure and in areas of activation.


Tuesday, September 25 2007

Proust and the Squid by Maryanne Wolf

Because "the act of reading is not natural" in the sense of "genetically organized," the brain must "rearrange itself" to do so, a process Wolf explains on a neuronal level.


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