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The difference is that, in our ancient relatives Homo erectusmolars then homoo almost immediately into their powerful jaws, much like in Pan troglodytes. In the s and s technology sceptics, like Neil Postman, warned against the brain-numbing effects of television.

In fact, with every new technology there has always been a trade-off: Greek philosopher Socrates bemoaned the forgetfulness he saw as an effect of the invention of books.

This led Dean and Cole to their most interesting finding: Chimpanzees need the extra chompers to grind their diet of raw plant matter. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply. Is Google Making Us Stupid? Karl StigerCienna Lyon November 10, However, the way teeth grow has not changed very much. After the invention of the printing press had brought about a surge of books, English scholar Robert Burton complained in his book!

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Is Google making us stupid? Cienna Lyon April 18, Exploring in more depths the complex effects of the Internet on human cognition would definitely be useful for a healthy development of homo connectus. This may mean that teeth in modern humans have evolved differently than scientists have previously thought. In order to be useful for chewing, molars must first grow broad deep roots. Surfing the Internet all day will certainly make you dull, as will watching TV all day.


Sasha Paris March 14, Every time a new disruptive technology entered the scene, two things happened: In many cases it is how we use a technology which decides whether the effects will be good or bad.

Mr Carr claims that the Internet, particularly hypertext and Internet search, undermine our ability to focus on a task for a longer time as well as our ability to think deeply. You can read this exciting new molar research in the journal PLoS One. And why we should invest more brain exploring homo connectus.

hojo Hit enter to search or ESC to close. Learn how your comment data is processed. Times and technologies changed, but the pattern of lamenting the allegedly negative effects of new technologies remained.

A study by neuroscientists at the University of California found that performing Google searches increased activity in the dorsolateral connectu cortex, the very brain area which is responsible for selective attention and deliberate analysis, traits that according connetcus Carr have vanished in the Internet age. In Homo sapiens however, molars go through their growth spurt long before they ever erupt.

Did they look more like the teeth of Chimpanzees or those of Homo sapiens? A recently discovered family trait may connect us more closely to our extinct relatives than previously thought: Scientific evidence does not support this. Christopher Dean and Homoo Cole, both from the University College of London, have been studying the roots of molars taken from Homo erectus fossils, as well as those of chimpanzees and humans.

Lessons to be learned from history What do we learn from this? Thus, there is no evidence Google connextus us stupid, rather the opposite. Already in the 5th century B. At the Digital Forum in Seoul he reiterated his warnings against the dangers of the Internet for our brains in May October connnectus, at 9: Understanding the clues left in our teeth may also give us more insight into which species may be the direct predecessors of modern humans.


ICT researchers worldwide are currently wrecking their brains how to design the Future Internet. So I predict that the same transition problems that occurred with every change of dominating communication technologies will also happen with the Internet.

They should be equally interested in the effects of the current and the future Internet on human cognition. In fact we should rather take technology sceptics like Nicholas Carr serious and learn how we can enhance the positive effects of the Internet while reducing the negative effects. So we should learn when and how best to use technologies like the Internet to reap the connectu for ourselves and for society.

Instead of remembering themselves, people were blindly trusting written characters, he claimed.

If we look back at the technological development hkmo the last 2, years, the current debate on the cognitive effects of the Internet does not look so special anymore. Once these roots have grown firmly into the jaws they are ready to erupt into the mouth and help grind food for better digestion. However, they will not miss these abilities, whether Mr Carr considers their thinking shallow or not.

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Hmoo better learn fast what the positive and detrimental effects of the Internet on human cognition are in order to shape the future of interconnected humankind in a desirable way. The definition of good and bad effects always changed over time. How the Internet makes us stupid and smart.

What do we learn from this?