Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid, discusses the mental, psychological and spiritual benefits of reading.
Maryanne Wolf, Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, urges you to respect the time and space of deep reading in a world of technological distractions. She explains complex research in neuroscience and psychology that reveals how engaging with technology alters your ability to read. She says children today are the unwitting subjects of a massive social experiment in technological proliferation.
While Wolf raises numerous issues, she also proposes solutions. Her work articulating technology’s neurological and intellectual impact is profound, and proves relevant for parents and educators.