Snorkeling ’the shallows’: what’s the cognitive trade-off in internet behavior? (via Neuroconscience)

I love that neuroscience has something to say about the topic that has been debated by Carr and Shirky.

Snorkeling ’the shallows’: what's the cognitive trade-off in internet behavior? I am quite eager to comment on the recent explosion of e-commentary regarding Nicolas Carr’s new book. Bloggers have already done an excellent job summarizing the response to Carr’s argument. Further, Clay Shirkey and Jonathan Lehrer have both argued convincingly that theres’ not much new about this sort of reasoning. I’ve also argued along these lines, using the example of language itself as a radical departure from pre-linguistic living. Did ou … Read More

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