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The Reading Brain, Critical Thought, and Empathy in a Digital Culture

Research from cognitive neuroscience will be used to describe how the human brain acquired literacy and how this invention changes the trajectory of human thought and feeling. The impact of digital culture on the reading brain will be discussed with implications for critical analysis and empathy in a democratic society.

Speaker: Maryanne Wolf, who is the Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Room 2 (basement)

Monday, 04/08/19


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