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Your Brain OnScreen

Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30pm – 7:30pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Center

The University of Connecticut’s Leadership Legacy Experience is pleased to host Dr. Naomi Baron, author of Always On: Language in an Online and Mobile World and Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World, for a discussion on how the human brain adapts (or not) to the use of technology and the impact that technology has on our ability to comprehend and store information. In a world increasingly driven by technology and the prevalence of mobile devices, e-readers, and the internet in our consumption of information, Baron has studied the ways that reading, thinking, and knowing are potentially evolving.

Baron is the Executive Director of the Center for Teaching, Research and Learning and Professor of Linguistics at American University in Washington, DC. Professor Baron has appeared extensively in the media, including interviews on Good Morning America, CNN, All Things Considered, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Chronicle of Higher Education, New Yorker, and Time.

Admission to this event is free. All members of the community are welcome to attend.


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