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Poison Apple II: How Smartphones Degrade Learning

Knowledge of facts has become cheap, and it has cheapened education.   [Cross-posted at The Fallible Mind, my blog at Psychology Today] Joe Clement and Matt Miles, two teachers with a combined 30 years in the classroom,* are alarmed that … Continue reading

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Richard Cytowic’s review of Michael Crawford’s “The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction” Continue reading

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Why We’re All Overwhelmed Today

Prolonged and repetitive exposure to devices changes our behavior and even the way we think. The result is counterproductive interruptions and flitting from one task to another. Attention is like a spotlight: what lies outside it is in our cognitive blind spot. Continue reading

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