As we tread deeper into “The Shallows”

Our first discussion about The Shallows generated some thought provoking responses. Take a look at the following links to learn a few more things about how cool our brains are, why we have a hard time remembering information and what the internet is doing to kids these days.

Did you know that the Gutenberg press was the first technology responsible for moveable text? Check it out!

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We also learned about Nietzsche’s Malling-Hansen Writing Ball Typewriter! Check out the video of how it works!

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Neuroplasticity!!!!!! *fire crackers exploding* Are our brains cool or what?

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Google has become our external hard drive.

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Neurons that fire together wire together. We are training our brains every single day! Believe it or not, we are even training our brains to stop retaining information. WHAT??!! So that article you were trying to make sense of, or that definition you were trying to remember – your brain has decided to let that information go straight out the window.  Watch this video to learn more about why you’ve stopped retaining information.

Take control of your brain!

Fact or fiction? It’s okay for children to watch more than three hours of television per day.

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With all the information on the internet its easy to get lost and confused. Before you get too distressed here is an Internet 101.

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