Senior Center Book Discussion: The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Event Details

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW DATE and join us as Michael Hess leads a discussion of Nicholas Carr's The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains.

Ten years ago with his groundbreaking book The Shallows, Nicholas Carr broke open the debate about the benefits of using the internet versus its effect on our brains and behavior. Our selection, a tenth anniversary edition, now includes a new afterward on the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media as well. Drawing on modern brain research and neurophysiology, Carr shows how our use of the internet is literally restructuring our brains. In our quest for more entertainment, distraction and, yes, education and enrichment too, are we losing the ability to read and think deeply? Read Carr’s book – if you can – and we’ll discuss that question. The Wall Street Journal called it “absorbing and disturbing” and novelist Ann Patchett said: “This is a book to shake up the world.”

This group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from September through May, excluding December. Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton.

Event Type(s): Senior Center Book Discussions
Age Group(s): Seniors, Adults