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

Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today`s Popular Culture is Actually Making Us Smarter (ISBN10: 1594481946; ISBN13: 9781594481949)
ISBN13: 978-1594481949
ISBN10: 1594481946

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1573223072
ISBN10: 1573223077

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 fr
om 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.
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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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 05
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Year Published: 2005
International: No

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