This page offers only a sampling of media, publications, and appearances by Maryanne Wolf as well as members of the UCLA Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners & Social Justice community.

News

Professor Wolf: In Education, know the difference between paper and screen

Vatican News, written by Linda Bodoni and Francesca Merlo
Vatican News, October 22, 2021

Popular Literacy Materials Get ‘Science of Reading’ Overhaul. But Will Teaching Change?

EducationWeek, written by Sarah Shwartz 
EducationWeek, October 13, 2021

For digital technology at the service of knowledge

 Maryanne Wolf and her research is referenced in this resource by the French National Digital Council. 
French National Digital Council, July 5, 2021

Maryanne Wolf: The Coming Literacy Crisis: There’s No Going Back to School as We Knew It

EducationWeek, co-written with Comer Yates & Renée Boynton-Jarrett
EducationWeek, March 23, 2021

Maryanne Wolf: Screen-based online learning will change kids’ brains. Are we ready for that?

Op-ed for The Guardian on the need for balance between the printed word and digital media.
The Guardian, August 24, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Will too much screen time hurt our children’s brains?

KCRW Podcast interview where Maryanne Wolf talks about her book and the effects of too much screen time on the developing brain. 
KCRW, September 5, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

Op-ed for the Guardian on how digital based reading is changing our neuronal circuit.  
The Guardian, August 25, 2018

Maryanne Wolf: Elected to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Recognized by the Vatican for her work for applying science to education.
UCLA ED & IS, October 1, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: “We’re getting Twitter brains”

What is lost if we only read on the screen instead of on paper? Reading researcher Maryanne Wolf says: More than we think. 
NZZ-FOLIO, April 2019

Maryanne Wolf: Jennifer Serravallo and Dr. Maryanne Wolf on Deep Comprehension and Digital Texts

Heineman Podcast about the reading brain — critical, deep reading, comprehension, and considerations for digital reading.  
Heineman Podcast, March 24, 2020

Maryanne Wolf: Books make us richer, but not better

Article in Neue Zurcher Zeitung the threat of turning away from novels.
Neue Zurcher Zeitung, May 24, 2019

Maryanne Wolf: How UCLA’s Catholic neuroscientist thinks we can save kids from screens

Interview in Angelus News
Angelus News, December 1, 2020

Appearances

BBC Ideas: What does reading on screens do to our brains?

 

 

Watch Maryanne Wolf speak about the evolution of reading in humans

 

 

Children and Screens Virtual Workshop Series: Reading In a Digital World

2020 Annual IDA Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference Closing Session: How Science Reveals the Poetry in the Reading Brain.

“Reading can really help with our health and well-being, so can the absence of books hold us back?”- Maryanne Wolf in conversation on the podcast from Voice of Islam.

Simbi Foundation: The Power of Reading, Changing Our Own Brains 

2020 COX Campus Town Hall: Relationships and Reading Readiness Conversation, Birth-5, Conversation with Renée Boynton-Jarrett and Maryanne Wolf

Alarming implications of living on digital devices. From Conversations at The Interval, “The Changing Reading Brain in a Digital Culture” by Maryanne Wolf.

Falling Walls: How the digital era threatens our reading abilities.

Global Literacy, the Reading Brain & Development of Empathy @TEX, Tufts Idea Exchange by the Institute for Global Leadership’s Synaptic Scholars Program.

Reading and Dyslexia in a Digital World: The Perspective of a Reading Warrior

 

 

Watch the edWeb Interview with Maryanne Wolf and Barbara Pape

Books

Books by Maryanne Wolf