The Shallows; What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains. by Nicholas Carr
Students spend much time in good classrooms, reflecting upon what they read and right. One cannot negate years of schooling with 20-something behaviour! Our brains are shaped by the activities which we pursue. Whether our brains vegetate depends on what we do or don't do. And the Canadian educational system is vastly different from that of the US.
Others write: From Is Google Making Us Stupid?
The Atlantic, July-August 2008
The more information we recieve, the more we sift through it to determine its accuracy.
This book club is a prime example. We are all avid reader/writers.
Our family sits and reads about society, education, and politics and discusses it.
Most of the people I know balance their lives.
Most of us balance work and play.
I spent a 25-year career reading for work. I now can do research for fun. I am not thinking any less, or any less deeply. And we ensure that we take time to interact with nature. Many bloggers are quite keen about sharing photos with readers. I am one.
pathways, and said dendrites, to process information, as it does when listening to music. Companies are trying to make money off seniors, as they did with parents. This is a presentation I gave on Brain Research: http://jilks.com/portfolio
There is a huge difference, too, between quick reaction times, and actually thinking, as many games do not require 'thinking'.
Save your money. Keep on exercising, playing, volunteering, eating well, thinking, reading, listening, talking, and socializing with others. Diseases like Alzeimer's, and its associated dementia, is a result of plaques and clogged arteries, not a lack of thinking or using a computer.