The human brain is adapting to the internet. We are getting used to skimming, scanning, picking out words, scrolling and jumping to the next page. Our eye movements are learning to move in a non linear fashion in order to gather the most information quickly.
“…Researchers say that the differences between text and screen reading should be studied more thoroughly and that the differences should be dealt with in education, particularly with school-aged children. There are advantages to both ways of reading. There is potential for a bi-literate brain.“We can’t turn back,” Wolf (a Tufts University cognitive neuroscientist) said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age…”