Just in case you´re still interested in what we read in “The Shallows”, last weekend I was watching spanish tv and there was an interesting documentary about neuroplasticity (with a lot of scientist named in the book). I missed you all, and I thought maybe you were interested in watching it (in english!). So this is the link where you can find it: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/natureofthings/2008/brainchangesitself/
They also broadcasted a documentary about Arrowsmith school (in Toronto) were they teach people who have learning problems. Interesting too, here: http://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/thelens/2008/fixingmybrain/
Good luck everyone with everything, and please pay me a visit if you ever come to Spain! Bye!!