Thursday, February 11, 2010

The latest internet scare story courtesy of the Mail and the Telegraph

A new documentary claims says the Telegraph that British students are unable to concentrate on reading an academic book for study, because the internet is '"rewiring" their brains.

Experts say the internet encourages users to dart between pages instead of concentrating on one source such as a book, the traditional staple of student research.
This new 'associative' thinking leaves the majority incapable of 'linear' disciplines like reading and writing at length because their minds have been remoulded to function differently.
and watch out because

within three years, hundreds of thousands of British teenagers will require medication or hospital treatment for mental illnesses caused by excessive web use, psychologists warn.

It will be interesting to see just out of context these reports are when the final episode of BBC2's The Virtual Revolution is aired

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