Tufts Professor of Child Development Maryanne Wolf poses "Can we develop a theoretically based digital learning experience for mobile devices that enables children to learn to read on their own?" The Tufts Idea Exchange (TEX) is a one-day TED-style forum at Tufts University, hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership's Synaptic Scholars Program.

Panel discussion with Jennifer Pahlka, Executive Director, Code for America; Morgan Ames, Research Scientist, UC Irvine; and Maryanne Wolf, Professor of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University. #CASBSSummit


January 14, 2016 - Framingham, MA Learning in a Digital Age Conference: Become an informed user of research-based multimedia teaching tools Don't miss Dr. Maryanne Wolf's Keynote on Literacy in a digital culture: advantages and risks. Wolf studies how the human brain learns to read and what happens when it doesn't.

In today's episode, Dr. Maryanne Wolf of Tufts University's Center for Reading and Language Research talks with Adam about the human brain's ability to read. Although reading is an essential part of our daily lives, it is a relatively new ability that our species developed roughly five thousand years ago.


Maryanne Wolf, Ed.D. is the director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University. She is best known for her research on reading interventions and her book Proust and the Squid on the science of the reading brain.