Hello, HASTAC community:
You might notice several blog entries in the next week from undergraduate students at UCLA. They are posting for a class assignment, which is to write a blog entry related to their research for the course. The course is GE 73CW-4: Wired Minds: What the Internet Is (or Isn’t Doing to Our Minds), a seminar that is part of a multidisciplinary general education cluster that examines the history, science, and philosophy of the brain. In the seminar, students investigate scientific studies that explore the impact of digital technologies on the human brain, and critically appraise popular discourse about the brain and Internet use. In their research, the students in this seminar examined topics that included video game addiction and violence, internet addiction, learning and memory, social media, and meditation & mindfulness.
More information about the seminar can be found on the course website: http://geclst73cw4.humanities.ucla.edu/syllabus/
We hope you enjoy reading the posts!
Teaching and Learning Services Librarian, UCLA