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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 | Intro to Literature | 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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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.

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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.

Wendi Pillars's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:28 AM

Regardless, reading is still a very good thing :)

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.

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How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts

How Big Data Is Rewriting Hollywood Scripts | Intro to Literature | Scoop.it

"For as much as $20,000 per script, Mr. Bruzzese and a team of analysts compare the story structure and genre of a draft script with those of released movies, looking for clues to box-office success."

 

"'Demons in horror movies can target people or be summoned,' Mr. Bruzzese said in a gravelly voice, by way of example. 'If it’s a targeting demon, you are likely to have much higher opening-weekend sales than if it’s summoned. So get rid of that Ouija Board scene.'"


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Literary analysis becomes a big business.  :-)

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Apsita's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:34 PM

C'est quoi ce film déjà?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, May 28, 2013 11:03 PM

Wait, I resemble that remark....