Reports of a baleful internet are greatly exaggerated
Our digital technologies can, in fact, be cognitive aids. Many of us resonate with the idea that the internet’s promise of unlimited knowledge at our fingertips has left us distracted, addicted and motivated by the wrong ideals. Brian Gallagher interviews Lorenzo Cecutti, a doctoral student in Lee’s Mind and Body Lab, who has recently looked into the ways that technology may change our cognition. Here he offers a great guide into "how the online world interfaces with our offline minds."