Is technology wiring teens to have better brains?

PBS News Hour has a very interesting story on how technology is affecting the brains of our “digital natives” – i.e. the kids who have grown up using technology at an unprecedented level.

The story does a nice job summarizing several of the more important strands of research being done in this area, before concluding that technology is wiring our brains differently and possibly beneficially.


About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on January 13, 2011, in Technology and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Processing data more efficiently and being good (better) persons are radically different notions. Of course this is the People’s Broadcast System we’re talking about here. ūüėČ

    • Yeah, I think the story was on safer ground when it focused on how these developments are wiring us “differently.” Trying to determine whether this is making is into “better” humans is a much different conversation.

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