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New Textual Formats: Reading online is re-wiring the human brain and changing how we process information

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dc.contributor.author Killian, Lara
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-23T15:14:39Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-23T15:14:39Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Killian, L. (2009). New Textual Formats: Reading online is re-wiring the human brain and changing how we process information. Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management, 5, 1-13. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13872
dc.description.abstract The experience of reading online is different from reading the hard copy of a printed item. This is relevant to librarians and those in the information studies field who need to be aware that the way young people and future generations read and interact with text differs from that of previous generations, especially among individuals who have been immersed in electronic media from a young age. Emerging research shows that the brain of an individual who has been surrounded by digital media from a young age develops differently than the brain of an individual who does not have an extensive history of online participation. Patterns are also beginning to emerge regarding changing brain structure in "late adopters" of online reading -- those of pre-Net Generation age who are now immersing themselves in electronic text. Librarians, teachers, and others involved in managing access to digital text and promoting literacy should be aware of these trends in order to address them effectively in their work. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Dalhousie Journal of Interdisciplinary Management en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 5;
dc.subject Information in Society en_US
dc.subject reading en_US
dc.title New Textual Formats: Reading online is re-wiring the human brain and changing how we process information en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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