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What Carr neglects to mention, however, is that the preponderance of scientific evidence suggests that the Internet and related technologies are actually good for the mind. For instance, a comprehensive 2009 review of studies published on the cognitive effects of video games found that gaming led to significant improvements in performance on various cognitive tasks, from visual perception to sustained attention.
— From Jonathan Lehrer’s review of Nick Carr’s book, “The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains”