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by Steven Johnson

For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a path declining steadily toward the lowest-common-denominator. But on closer inspection it seems the exact opposite is happening: TV is getting more cognitively demanding, not less. 

Posted at 10:46am and tagged with: cognitive, attention, media, assumptions,.

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    by Steven Johnson For decades, we’ve worked under the assumption that mass culture follows a path declining steadily...
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    i see what he’s saying…but god, why do i find tv so boring?
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    I don’t know… It’s certainly making ME smarter since I watch the discovery channel, cooking channel, good network,...
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    Considering I work in TV, This is good to hear…;)
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    reblog if you watch TV and understand what cognitively demanding means….
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    I like it 4/8/2012 6:06:47 PM
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