Recently I wrote a piece in Psychology Today about how e-books and web-libraries fail to tap into our innate spatial navigation powers, and so don’t serve to harness our brains very well. It has sparked a lively conversation, one heavy on “crazy” Russian power plants and their thousands of real live non-virtual dials and buttons.
- Christopher Mims has written a nice piece about it at Technology Review.
- John Pavlus has great little piece at FastCodesign.
- Maggie Koerth-Baker has posted about it at BoingBoing.
- And Maia Szalavitz also takes up the matter at TIME.
Mark Changizi is Director of Human Cognition at 2AI, and the author of The Vision Revolution (Benbella Books, 2009) and the upcoming book Harnessed: How Language and Music Mimicked Nature and Transformed Ape to Man (Benbella Books, 2011).