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Tom Sawyer Medicated?

Posted by on Tuesday November 23 2010

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5 Responses to “Tom Sawyer Medicated?”

  1. Rich Cherry
    November 23rd, 2010 06:04

    Thanks for pointing out that article… I pretty much agree with her for what its worth.


  2. Holly Witchey
    November 23rd, 2010 06:25

    Me too!


  3. Beth
    November 24th, 2010 12:57

    I’d agree that a super-long attention span is neither necessary nor in some cases preferable.

    Also, this brings to mind what the inventor of SuperMemo, Piotr Wozniak, does with learning software. When he finds himself not paying attention he moves on to the next task and improves recall by not trying to force it into his brain.

    http://www.wired.com/medtech/health/magazine/16-05/ff_wozniak?currentPage=all


  4. Nik
    November 29th, 2010 08:23

    It took me a while to figure out that my short attention span is what allows me to multitask. Women aside, we (men) can’t actually do more than one thing at a time. My short attention span gives the allusion that I’m multitasking…


  5. Elisabeth Nevins
    December 6th, 2010 10:08

    Write the book.
    Have you heard this piece on Studio 360 about students in literature classes being more interested in “diagnosing” characters rather than just exploring what makes them tick? Apparently our societal obsession with “being happy” has made it impossible to imagine a world where happiness may not be the point.

    Diagnosing Literature:
    http://www.studio360.org/episodes/2010/04/23


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