Saturday, July 12, 2008

Your Brain on the Internet

Debates, studies and articles abound regarding how media exposure, the Internet, etc. affect children's developing minds. But what about adults? How does the Internet affect us, our attention spans, development and understanding?

Atlantic Monthly's July/August cover features an article that asks the compelling question Is Google Making us Stoopid? Author Nicholas Carr raises thought provoking issues about our relationship to information, our "reading mind," and how new technologies from the printing press to the typewriter to the Internet change not just our culture, but us.

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