As you’re reading this sentence, what is your brain doing? What’s actually going on as it turns a bunch of lines and circles into words that carry meaning? This week, I Wonder… explores the world of reading.
This week, a caller ponders about something so prominent in many of our lives…the Internet. Is the internet radically reshaping society? Or is it just another tool to allow us to do things that we’ve always done?
During our search for insight into this question, we speak to Ph.D student Patrick Kelley and Dr. Moira Burke from Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Kimberly Young from St. Bonaventure University and the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery. We also try to illustrate this emerging technology using the humor of comedian Pete Holmes.