How The Online Experience Scatters Our Minds

“The idea that the brain is a kind of zero sum game — that the ability to read incoming text messages is somehow diminishing our ability to read Moby Dick — is not altogether self-evident. Why can’t the mind simply become better at a whole variety of intellectual tasks?” The author of “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains” “says it really has to do with practice.”

Source: NPR 06/02/10