Friday, June 11, 2010
Our Brains on the Internet
There's been an argument of sorts going on about whether the Internet in general (and Google in particular) is changing our brains and the way we think. Today's column in the New York Times continues this debate, taking the side -- and one I sympathetic with -- that nah, not really, our brain is always changing in small ways as we learn but not in big, huge ways some suggest. If anything, the Net may be teaching us to pay less attention or less deep attention since multitasking is a myth, but beyond that it's not really molding the way we think.