Our 'Deep Reading' Brain: Its Digital Evolution Poses Questions

June 2010
Nieman Reports;Summer2010, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p7
The author discusses her research on the effect of digital evolution on the human's deep reading brain. According to the author, her research explores the implications of digital technology for readers who use it as a reading medium that provides little incentive to use the full resources of the brain. She claims that she is worried that new and older readers will not exert effort to think through the possible layers of meaning in what they read because of they use a reading medium that requires and receives less and less intellectual effort.


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