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Growing up digital, wired for distraction – NYtimes. My highlighted sections:

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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction – NYTimes.com

Great article with plenty of food for thought. Below are my highlighted sections:

On YouTube, “you can get a whole story in six minutes,” he explains. “A book takes so long. I prefer the immediate gratification.”
Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention. Continue reading