Distracted? How hyperstimulation is making you smarter

Monday, December 9, 2013

Category: Media

Wired.co.uk, 05/12/2013, Tom Cheshire

Research suggests that children born into the internet age are developing strategies to cope with the ‘realities of distraction’. Dr Rebecca Eynon of Oxford University’s Department of Education and the Oxford Internet Institute and co-author of the book Teenagers and Technology says: ‘They are developing a lot of techniques. They’re very aware of what each of those tools does for them, what it’s most appropriate for and who they can reach on that particular medium. They’re flexible in being able to mix those things to meet their own needs.’