Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?

In case you missed it, a new piece in the Atlantic Month­ly — Is Google Mak­ing Us Stu­pid? — rais­es some ques­tions about whether the inter­net is chang­ing the way we think. Or, to para­phrase, is it tin­ker­ing with our brains, remap­ping the neur­al cir­cuit­ry, repro­gram­ming our mem­o­ry, short­en­ing our con­cen­tra­tion, mak­ing it hard­er to read books and long arti­cles, etc. Anec­dotes con­firm­ing this trend abound. But now there’s new sci­en­tif­ic research that seems to back it up. Have a read.

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via The Wired Cam­pus

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