What the internet is doing to our brains

by thewheatandthechaff

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Epipheo created this lovely little animation describing the thoughts of Nicholas Carr, author of ‘The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains’, so you don’t have to waste valuable browsing time reading your way through his book. Basically, it’s everything you already know about the Internet. It’s killing our attention span, it’s making us lazy and it’s making us use less of our brains. There’s so much information and yet we retain so little of it.

Carr’s book is well worth a read. There’s some really fascinating neuroscience in there, and if it does nothing else, it will keep your eyes off your phone/tablet/laptop screen for a few minutes a day, which can only be a good thing.

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