With all the digital distractions around us, it’s difficult to stick your head in a book and keep it there for very long. You read a few lines, get a text, check your Instagram, then lose your place in the book. But reading literature not only stirs up empathy, it changes our brains. So what happens to our brains when we no longer deep-read, but skim through pages in between digital disruptions, or read only short blurbs on our phones and other devices?
Author Maryanne Wolf. Photo credit: Rod Searcey.
Author David Ulin. Photo credit: Noah Ulin.