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merlin: not only does instruction change the structure of our brains, but merely IMAGINING an event ALSO changes the structure of our brains! This made me think of the virtual world, especially the world of video games and online communities.... But do they have as much of an effect on our growth and development as if we were interacting with the world around us? I think this is an important area to think about in terms of child development and how much time little kids today spend online and with their cell phones.

vgaffney: I do think that the humanities—English in particular and philosophy—should be primarily based in the text...the abilities to close read and think critically and creatively about the text

kgould: "a computer is nothing but a means for a memory to get from one state to another"


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