In this book, Carr aims to expand his argument into the exploration of the Internet's intellectual and cultural consequences. As he describes how human thought has been shaped through the centuries by - tools of the mind - from the alphabet to maps, to the printing press, the clock, and the computer - Carr interweaves an account of discoveries in neuroscience by such pioneers as Michael Merzenich and Eric Kandel. Part intellectual history, part popular science, and part cultural criticism, 'The Shallows' sparkles with vignettes - Friedrich Nietzsche wrestling with a typewriter, Sigmund Freud dissecting the brains of sea creatures, Nathaniel Hawthorne contemplating the approach of a steam locomotive - even as it plumbs questions about the state of our psyche.
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Subtítulo: WHAT THE INTERNET IS DOING TO OUR BRAINS