Digital Kids: Dumber and More Distractible? Or Do Kids Learn Better Online?
PBS’ “Frontline” aired a Feb. 2 documentary entitled “Digital Nation” about how the Internet is changing the way we live. Dr. Gary Small, Parlow-Solomon Professor on Aging and a professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the Semel Institute, discussed his research finding that searching the Internet triggers key brain centers that control decision-making and complex reasoning. U.S. News & World Report and InternetEvolution.com also cited the program and Small on Feb. 2.
- “Frontline: Digital Nation”http://showroom.multivisioninc.com/share.do?id=121606&key=zg8oQ1Mw9XqJycjw7t2RsBPeL4xPR4vF&email=RChampeau@mednet.ucla.edu
- “Frontline Finds We Stink at Multitasking” http://www.internetevolution.com/author.asp?section_id=466&doc_id=187485&f_src=internetevolution_gnews