Is the Internet Bad for Your Brain?

In the book, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains”, author Nicholas Carr argues that surfing is rewiring your mind. One effect of this is that it’s breaking your focus and your creativity.

Carr says that the internet “bulldozes our doubts with its bounties and conveniences." It can affect your attention and ability to form new memories.

According to U.S. News & World Report:

“With balance and discipline, experts say, we can keep our minds sharp ... You could ... practice ‘deep reading,’ taking the time to absorb a text and allow the mind to sink into contemplation ... Reading deeply, even for 15 to 20 minutes at the beginning or end of the day, can enhance critical thinking processes”.

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