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Future of Reading
Panelists talked about the future of reading and child literacy. Among the topics they addressed were the use of digital books, the impact of new technologies on the publishing industry, uses of electronic media in schools, the amount of information available through electronic media, and the experience of reading. They responded to questions from the audience.570 views
Book Discussion on Proust and the Squid
Maryanne Wolf talked about her book Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, published by Harper. In her book neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf describes how the human brain learned to read, only a few thousand years ago, and how reading has changed the way our brains work. She responded to questions from members of the audience.877 views
Maryanne Wolf teaches child development at Tufts University, where she holds the John DeBiaggio Chair of Citizenship and Public Service and is the director of the Center for Reading and Language Research.