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Does the Brain Like E-Books?

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Check out this article from the NY Times asking whether “there [is] a difference in the way the brain takes in or absorbs information when it is presented electronically versus on paper? Does the reading experience change, from retention to comprehension, depending on the medium?” Alan Liu, English professor; Sandra Aamodt, author, “Welcome to Your Brain”; Maryanne Wolf, professor of child development; David Gelernter, computer scientist; and Gloria Mark, professor of informatics, all weigh in.

  • John Madera is the author of Nervosities (Anti-Oedipus Press, 2024). His other fiction is published in Conjunctions, Salt Hill, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His nonfiction is published in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, New York State Council on the Arts awardee John Madera lives in New York City, Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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