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How Writing and the Printed Word Rewired Our Brains | tech graffiti

How Writing and the Printed Word Rewired Our Brains | tech graffiti | Creative Writing Inspiration |

By Yvonne McArthur


"The written word can seem a little old hat compared to the wonders of the digital world, but it was truly revolutionary. In fact, access to writing and books not only completely altered the world we live in, but changed the way we think and perceive. In his book The Hidden Power of Electronic Culture, pastor and former adman Shane Hipps mentions four ways in which writing rewired our brains. Print and access to books made us more individualistic, more capable of abstract thought, more objective, and more linear in our thinking. Read on to find out how.?

Via Jim Lerman, Deanna Dahlsad
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 12, 2013 4:16 PM

This is important in the digital world. Print and written materials have a role in the development of our brains. Nicholas Carr described how a typewriter changed the sound of Nietszche's writing.

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Book Mania!

Book Mania! | Creative Writing Inspiration |

"I want to think quietly, calmly, spaciously, never to be interrupted, never to have to rise from my chair, to slip easily from one thing to another, without any sense of hostility, or obstacle. I want to sink deeper and deeper, away from the surface, with its hard separate facts." - Virginia Woolf.

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I Write Like

I Write Like | Creative Writing Inspiration |

Check which famous writer you write like with this statistical analysis tool, which analyzes your word choice and writing style and compares them with those of the famous writers.

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