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Is the internet killing our brains?

Is the internet killing our brains? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The internet gives us access to endless information. What impact does this have on our memory and attention spans?
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A World Transfixed by Screens

A World Transfixed by Screens | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The continued massive growth of connected mobile devices is shaping not only how we communicate with each other, but how we look, behave, and experience the world around us.
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We’re Breaking Up: Rebecca Solnit on How Modern Noncommunication Is Changing Our Experience of Time, Solitude, and Communion

We’re Breaking Up: Rebecca Solnit on How Modern Noncommunication Is Changing Our Experience of Time, Solitude, and Communion | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
"Previous technologies have expanded communication. But the last round may be contracting it."
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Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves

Our (Bare) Shelves, Our Selves | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The increasing absence of physical books, records and photo albums in homes can negatively affect developing intellects.
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Reinventing the Library - The New York Times

Reinventing the Library - The New York Times | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
If we change the role of libraries and librarians, we must be careful to preserve the centrality of the book.
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Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb

Smartphones Don’t Make Us Dumb | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
A significant change in our attention spans would happen over evolutionary time, not because you got a smartphone.
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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.
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Secrets of the darknet: from nude celebrities to beheading videos

Secrets of the darknet: from nude celebrities to beheading videos | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Charles Arthur: The internet’s grim underbelly caters for every niche belief and warped obsession – and it’s remodelling reality accordingly
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What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds — PsyBlog

What the Internet is Doing to Young Minds — PsyBlog | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
87% of US teachers think the internet is creating a distracted generation. Is it really true?

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 25, 2014 10:39 PM

But:  "There’s no evidence that typical levels of internet use harms adolescent brains, according to a new review of 134 studies."

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What Is The News Doing To Your Brain?

What Is The News Doing To Your Brain? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it

“ How often do you check a screen to see what's going on in the news? It's probably a lot more often than you think. Consider your Twitter feed. Consider your Facebook timeline. Consider how many text message alerts you are...”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 24, 2014 6:29 AM
Interesting critique of the "Taylor Swift-boating" of today's news.
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Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed

Show Your Work: Austin Kleon on the Art of Getting Noticed | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
How to balance the contagiousness of raw enthusiasm with the humility of knowing we're all in this together.

In 2012, artist Austin Kleon
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8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains

8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Thanks to technology, our brains are being rewired -- for better or worse.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:58 AM
It's already happening. :) -Lon
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Is technology killing the art of conversation? by Steve Wheeler

Is technology killing the art of conversation? by Steve Wheeler | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it

An alternative perspective to this is that conversation isn't actually dying at all - rather, it's evolving into something, new, something different.


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lon Woodbury
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:36 PM

So, is the quality of conversation continuing the same, or getting better, or getting more shallow? -Lon

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Les réseaux sociaux ont-ils tué les albums photo ?

Les réseaux sociaux ont-ils tué les albums photo ? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Le smartphone a bouleversé notre rapport à la photographie: greffé à notre main, il nous fait multiplier les clichés à l’infini. Mais qu’allons-nous…
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The Minecraft Generation

How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.
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Life in the "digital now"

Life in the "digital now" | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what's real?
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How tech workers are turning to the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ to unplug - The Washington Post

How tech workers are turning to the Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ to unplug - The Washington Post | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Maybe in another era, we just called it camping. But 'forest bathing,' which originated in Japan, is now being used to unplug from the digital world
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 18, 2015 4:35 PM

This is close to what growing up in Idaho in the 50s was like.  Reminds me I need to get out my back door and do some of that more. :)  -Lon

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Multi-tasking: how to survive in the 21st century - FT.com

Multi-tasking: how to survive in the 21st century - FT.com | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Forget invisibility or flight: the superpower we all want is the ability to do several things at once. Unlike other superpowers, however, being able to multitask is now widely regarded as a basic requirement for employability. Some of us sport
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Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard? | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests
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This is How Much Desks Have Changed in 30 Years

This is How Much Desks Have Changed in 30 Years | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
Technology has helped un-clutter the desks of today
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The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.
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The Innovation of Loneliness - YouTube: - A Use of Dunbar's Number

What is the connection between Social Networks and Being Lonely? Quoting the words of Sherry Turkle from her TED talk - Connected, But Alone. (http://www.ted...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, May 2, 2014 4:54 PM

This doesn't mention Dunbar's number, but a major factor in their conclusion that social media creates loneliness is the findings of Professor Dunbar. -Lon

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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

The Pointlessness of Unplugging | Digitalised Minds | Scoop.it
The unplugging movement, which encourages us to disconnect from technology, is unsustainable and misguided.
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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains - YouTube

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it eve...
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