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Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (Reprint)

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Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day?from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons?has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

With a new afterword by the author. Steven Johnson's newest book, Future Perfect, is now available from Riverhead Books.

An analytical argument for the intellectual benefits of popular elements from modern pop culture, including video games and reality TV programs, explains how today's electronic games and television shows have contributed to higher IQ scores and may be helping people to develop improve cognitive abilities. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 254
Genre: Social Science, Psychology
Sub-Genre: General, Popular Culture
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Steven Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: May 2, 2006
TCIN: 11338081
UPC: 9781594481949
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-6166
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