Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains | Health on GOOD

There is no arguing that the internet and other technologies are changing the way we interact. Social skills and face-to-face dialogue are being minimized in favor of texts, tweets and updates. But, the benefits of being able to learn about anywhere or anything in one Google search or to see how people live around the world through one YouTube search is a trade off I’m willing and happy to make.

“We need to understand that the very ideas of minds and persons are not limited to the biological skin-bag,” Clark writes, “and that our sense of self, place, and potential are all malleable constructs ready to expand, change, or contract at surprisingly short notice.”

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