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.

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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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