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Friday, March 25, 2016

The Internet Reshapes Your Thought

The Internet Makes Us Stupid and Here's Why

It rewires your brain.

Kabi Sehgal | February 3, 2016

I hate to admit it. But reading this column will make you stupider. No, it’s not that what I have to say is particularly obtuse. It’s that you’re reading this piece online, where you are presented a dizzying amount of options: click here, watch this, share that. These may seem like trivial decisions, but as the amount of online content explodes, our brains have consequently learned how to read differently (with constant distractions), which has reshaped how we learn. While the Internet gives us access to more information than before, paradoxically, we are becoming dimmer and more superficial as a people.


<more at; related articles and links: (The Memex in Your Pocket. How technology is expanding our minds. March 7, 2013) and (The internet: is it changing the way we think? American writer Nicholas Carr's claim that the internet is not only shaping our lives but physically altering our brains has sparked a lively and ongoing debate, says John Naughton. Below, a selection of writers and experts offer their opinion. August 14, 2010)>

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