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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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RA LV AD's curator insight, September 18, 2014 7:19 PM

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Ching Rem's curator insight, September 19, 2014 4:25 AM

brain change

 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 25, 2014 8:29 AM

Thx Susan Bainbridge

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Language, Brains, and ELL News | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Wendi Pillars's insight:

Regardless, reading is still a very good thing :)

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:29 AM

Nicely written bibliographic essay by Ferris Jabr in the _Scientific American_, with some links to additional research in the comments.  When I was first reading, I like the first commenter was struck that studies from my field and its journal, _Computers and Composition_, did not make the article.

 

But multidisciplinary scholars can only come at what they know from their own disciplinary perspectives, and it's the "outsider's" job to make more people aware of the research that their disciplinary foreparents did so long ago in their own fields.

 

To that way, a link to _Computers and Composition_, a journal whose purpose has been to study the effects of computers on reading and writing since 1983.

http://computersandcomposition.candcblog.org/  ;

 

Jabr has additional very well written articles, coming from psychology and cognitive brain research, on the _Scientific American_ site as well.

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 14, 2013 8:32 AM

Reading literature in digital environments.  

 

But for the record, consult also the journal, _Computers and Composition_, at http://computersandcomposition.candcblog.org/default.html , which has been publishing research into the effects of computers on reading and writing since 1983.

Meagan Louise's curator insight, May 14, 2013 7:30 PM

I like and dislike the e-readers. The idea is fantastic but I think Im going to hold of using them as I just love the smell of paper books.