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Now You See It

How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
Davidson, Cathy N. (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education.
Authors: Davidson, Cathy N., 1949-
Title: Now you see it
how the brain science of attention will transform the way we live, work, and learn
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011
Characteristics: viii, 342 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Cathy N. Davidson
Contents: I'll count : you take care of the gorilla
Distraction and difference : the keys to attention and the changing brain. Learning from the distraction experts ; Learning ourselves
The kids are all right. Project classroom makeover ; How we measure ; The epic win
Work in the future. The changing workplace ; The changing worker
The brain you change yourself. You, too, can program your VCR (and probably should)
Now you see it
Appendix. Twenty-first-century literacies : a checklist
Summary: Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education.
ISBN: 0670022829
9780670022823
Branch Call Number: 153.733 D2523n 2011
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Neurosciences Distraction (Psychology) Attention
Topical Term: Neurosciences
Distraction (Psychology)
Attention
LCCN: 2011009307
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Documents a 2003 experiment at Duke University where the author had free iPods issued to the freshman class to see how the device could be used academically, in a report that reveals other technological ideas that are revolutionizing education.


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Jun 08, 2013
  • JudithE rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant, fascinating, enlightening, great for discussion points. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about the brain and about attention, particularly in the digital era..

Jan 19, 2012
  • Drayjayeff rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

-mixed feelings about this book, although it's a very interesting read. Davidson is a down-to-earth observer; a smart commentator and an engaging story-teller. There are terrific anecdotes here about the fascinating characters who, as "early adapters", are the movers and shakers in new types of learning and working. Exploring the intersection of neurological insights and technological developments in the interests of revamped pedagogical theory and practice, she offers a plethora of intriguing and persuasive examples. While reading, her enthusiasm is infectious, but I'm still processing the information and assessing the insights. Having virtually no interest in electronic gaming, I have to say I'm skeptical about its worth, despite evidence of putative value for education and maintaining a youthful, flexible brain. Davidson's take is almost giddily optimistic at times, and she doesn't address concerns raised by other authors such as those in Virtually You: The Dangers of the E-personality.

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