This Is Your Brain Online

I'm thinking hard about these two articles which give some pretty sobering information about the way our web work and digital habits are changing our brains.  I want to be sure that I use this information to inform and improve my own life and my teaching, especially my teaching with digital methods.    I've already noticed the changes in attention span, ability to sustain periods of deep, critical thinking, etc. in my own brain. 

What do you think?

Wired Magazine: Author Nicholas Carr: The Web Shatters Focus, Rewires Brains

New York Times:  Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price