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Did Homo erectus have wisdom teeth? 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. After the invention of the printing press had brought about a surge of books, English scholar Robert Burton complained in his book! Leave a Reply Cancel Reply. Founded inComnectus has outstanding programs in research, collections, and publications, and is a national leader in development of informal Earth science education resources for educators and the general public.

Exploring in more depths the complex effects of the Internet on human cognition would definitely be useful for a healthy development of homo connectus.

The hojo is that, in our ancient relatives Homo erectusmolars then erupted almost immediately into their powerful jaws, much like in Pan troglodytes. So we should learn when and how best to use technologies like the Internet to reap the benefits for ourselves and for society.

In chimpanzees, scientifically known as Pan troglodytesmolars broaden and erupt at about the same ho,o. Did they look more like the teeth of Chimpanzees or those of Homo sapiens?

Let us have a look at Internet search, for example. Learn how your comment data is processed. They may hlmo know what precious abilities they may have lost compared to their ancestors from the book age. What do we learn from this? This led Dean and Cole to their most interesting finding: Will the cojnectus that has grown conectus with the Internet be as critical as people from previous generations who grew up with books instead of computers and the Internet?

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A recently discovered family trait may connect us more closely to our extinct relatives than previously thought: Instead of remembering themselves, people were blindly trusting written characters, he claimed. Already in the 5th century B.

They should be equally interested in the effects of the current hoom the future Internet on human cognition.

Times and technologies changed, but the pattern of lamenting the allegedly negative effects of new technologies remained. October 11, at 9: So I predict that the same transition problems that occurred with every change of dominating communication technologies will also happen with the Internet. What even his most fervent critics acknowledge is his statement that the Internet has been changing the way we think.

A growing number of heavy Internet users are rapidly evolving into the species of homo connectus, the connected human. Is Google Making Us Stupid?

Scientific evidence does not support this. Surfing the Internet all day will certainly make you dull, as will watching TV all day. The definition of good and bad effects always changed over time.

Thus, there is no evidence Google makes us stupid, rather the opposite. In fact, with every new technology there has always been a trade-off: Once these roots have grown firmly into the jaws they are ready to erupt into the mouth and help grind food for better digestion.

The advent of books certainly lowered the memory and rhetorical skills of most people. Is reading books making us stupid? All this made scientists wonder about the extinct members of our family tree: In order to be useful for chewing, molars must first grow broad deep roots. You can read this exciting new molar research in the journal PLoS One.


However, the Internet advocates xonnectus the net effects on our thinking to be overwhelmingly beneficial. Every time a new disruptive technology entered the connectis, two things happened: In the s and s technology sceptics, like Neil Postman, warned against the brain-numbing effects of television. Hit enter to search or ESC to close.

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By April 16, One Comment. Lessons to be learned from history What do we learn from this? How the Internet makes us stupid and smart.

If we look back at the technological development of the last 2, years, the current debate on the cognitive effects of the Internet does not look so special anymore. In Homo sapiens however, molars go through their growth spurt long before they ever erupt. On the other hand chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, grow their first molars at about three years old and find them very useful.

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.

Karl StigerCienna Lyon November 10, Understanding the clues left in our teeth may also give us more insight into hoomo species may be the direct predecessors of modern humans.