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Reading in the Internet Age

Jun 5, 2014

If you find yourself skimming online content or feeling restless as you try to read something, you're not alone. Human brain circuitry is changing in the face of modern-day technology; experts worry that the changes can prevent in-depth processing. Our guests: cognitive neuroscientist Maryanne Wolf, director of the Tufts University Center for Reading and Language Research and the author of, "Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain," and reading specialist Barbara Marinak, associate professor of education at Mount St. Mary's University.

Has the internet age led to less in-depth processing while reading?