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Open Books Open Minds - The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

The RIC Open Books--Open Minds book for 2016/2017

Recent Interview in Library Journal October 15 2016

"The Shallows" by Nicholas Carr

   About The Shallows, from the publisher:

   "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr is the most compelling exploration of the Internet’s intellectual and cultural consequences yet published. Carr describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by “tools of the mind”—from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer—interweaving a fascinating account of recent discoveries in neuroscience. Our brains, the historical and scientific evidence reveals, change in response to our experiences. The technologies we use to find, store, and share information can literally reroute our neural pathways."

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Nicholas Carr discusses his book, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains"