Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes

  title={Hyper and Deep Attention: The Generational Divide in Cognitive Modes},
  author={N. Katherine Hayles},
Networked and programmable media are part of a rapidly developing me diascape transforming how citizens of developed countries do business, conduct their social lives, communicate with one another, and?perhaps most significant?think. This essay explores the hypothesis that we are in the midst of a generational shift in cognitive styles that poses challenges to education at all levels, including colleges and universities. The younger the age group, the more pronounced the shift; it is already… Expand
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