Electronic Devices Are Hindering Our Brains From Learning Valuable Information

1191 Words Oct 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Nicholas Carr believes that digital devices are hindering our brains from learning valuable information. While Carr argues that digital devises are weakening our brains, Michaela Cullington reports that texting has no effect on students writing. Even though it seems like the two topics have no connection, both viewpoints involve technology and its effect on humans. Texting does not affect student’s writing because it helps student’s develop communication skills and have a comfortable form of communication while practicing writing skills.
Nicholas Carr accepts that gadgets are hurting our brains ability to take in data. Carr complains, “The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle.”(314) In other words, Carr believes that the Web has weakened his brain by browsing the Internet. In his essay he mentions Bruce Friedman and how his mental habits have changed due to the Internet. Not only does Carr mention Friedman in his essay but he also mentions Scott Karp, a blogger that writes about media. In Carr’s essay Karp states, “ I was a lit major in college, and used to be [a] voracious book reader,’ he wrote ‘What happened?”(315) Carr’s point is that the Internet is changing our brains by having our brains skim passages instead of reading the text. Scholars at the University College London completed a study that was done to figure out the habits of humans when they do online research. The result of this study was suggested as “we may well be in the midst of a…

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