Review Of The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brains By Nicholas Carr

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In the book The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr he argues how the internet is changing our brains or the worse. With the exception of the alphabets and the number systems, the Net may well be the single most powerful mind-altering technology that has ever come into general use. At the very least, it’s the most powerful that has come along since the book. Carr explains how powerful the internet is by its ability to change the development of the brain, how people think, and the ability to remember.

We may not think about is but when people uses technology they’re changing their brains pathways. In the article 10 Big Ways That Technology Affects Your Brain by Aniya Wells writs “Brains are malleable” and with our technology experiences “we’re actually changing the physical shape of our brains” which can lead “to a decrease in sense of
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“The Net seizes our attention only to scatter it,” Carr says. Then the Swedish neuroscientist Torkel Klingberg tells Carr human beings “wants more information, more impression, and information complexity”. “When our brains is overtaxed, we find ‘distractions more distracting,’” and “we can’t translate new information into schemas, while our ability to learn suffers”. “The more they use the Web, the more they have to fight to stay focused on long pieces of writing,” writes Carr. Bruce Friedman, a blogger who describes how the internet is altering his mental habits to Carr told him “I now have almost totally lost the ability to read and absorb a longish article on the Web or in print”. Jim Taylor, Ph.D. writes in his article. “Using the internet is like a jet skiing, in which the jet skier is skimming along the surface of the water at high seed exposed to a broad vista, surrounding by many distractions, and only able to focus fleetingly on one
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