Monday, January 10, 2011

Mind Control: Conversations with Colleagues about THE SHALLOWS

“ . . . according to attention restoration therapy, or ART, . . . when people aren’t being bombarded by external stimuli, their brains can, in effect, relax.  They no longer have to tax their working memories by processing a stream of bottom-up distractions.  The resulting state of contemplativeness strengthens their ability to control their mind. (219)

p.s. I prefer "contemplation" to Carr's term; I ma not sure his sentence needs the hyper-extended noun.

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