Friday, January 10, 2014

RWL for Jan 14-17, 2014

The Brain -  “Will fast facts do to our brains, what fast food has done to our bodies?” R. Redekopp

Technology and the brain - connectedness (Turkle), distractedness (ADHD?), shallow-tasking (Carr) and unbelievable resources.

Start with this short NY Times article: The Science of Concentration

Then choose one more from among the following and bring your notes to class:

Gary Small - iBrain - text (Look Inside) or video choices or audio

Multitasking or Paying Attention: Winnifred Gallagher - the book Rapt, or video (around the 30 minute mark to find the multitasking stuff) audio

Your Brain on Technology - audio

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