Monday, June 23, 2008

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

From the Article:
Over the past few years I’ve had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuitry, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn’t going—so far as I can tell—but it’s changing. I’m not thinking the way I used to think. I can feel it most strongly when I’m reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I’d spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That’s rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I’m always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.

4 comments:

doughboy said...

Dude you are NOT alone! I've been noticing this about myself, as well.

Trubador said...

I have to disagree with this post. I certainly do NOT think that now we too easily lose our concentr---

Sister Mary Martha said...

Have you have chemotherapy? That'll do it. There is a thing called 'chemobrain'

Google it.

Sorry....

LarryD said...

I agree with trubador. Even though it took me five or six attempts to read your post, I don't think that there...what was I talking about?

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