måndag 16 augusti 2010

Vad gör Internet med min hjärna?

"Over the last few years I've had an uncomfortable sense that someone, or something, has been tinkering with my brain, remapping the neural circuity, reprogramming the memory. My mind isn't going - so far as I can tell - but it's changing. I'm not thinking the way I used to think. I feel it most strongly when I'm reading. I used to find it easy to immerse in a book or a lengthy article. My mind would get caught up in the twists of the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I'd spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That's rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration starts to drift after a page or two. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel like I'm always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that use to come naturally has become a struggle."

Nicholas Carr: The shallows - what the Internet is doing to our brains. New York: Norton, 2010.

Jag läser boken långt efter det att alla andra har läst och skrivit om den. Men - å andra sidan - jag läser den.

2 kommentarer:

Björn Nilsson sa...

Men det finns ju positiva sidor också:

"Adults who have Internet access at home are much more likely to be in romantic relationships than adults without Internet access, according to research to be presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.

105th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association
--American Sociological Association (ASA)

Lennart Erling sa...