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Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter

Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1594481949

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ISBN13: 978-1594481949
ISBN10: 1594481946
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Published: 2005
International: No

List price: $16.00

Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today's Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1594481949

Steven Johnson

ISBN13: 978-1594481949
ISBN10: 1594481946
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Riverhead Books

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day--from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons--has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. You will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sleeper Curve
Part One
Part Two
Notes on Further Reading
Acknowledgements

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