the great brain change...


something I read this morning...

From neuro-biologist Susan Greenfield who asked this question in the House of Lords, "Is technology changing our brains?"

" In just a couple of decades, we have slipped away from a culture based essentially on words to one based essentially on images, or pictures. This is probably one of the great shifts in the story of modern humans but we take it almost for granted.

There can be little doubt that the structures, never mind the surface form, of the English language are changing fast.

The process of traditional book-reading, which involves following an author through a series of interconnected steps in a logical fashion. We read other narratives and compare them, and so build up a conceptual framework that enables us to evaluate further journeys... One might argue that this is the basis of education ... Traditional education enables us to turn information into knowledge.