Driven to distraction

I got distracted while reading this caused I tried to read it while working, but this is a glorious piece of pop-neurology: In Defense of Distraction, by Sam Anderson.

Some highlights:

“People who frequently check their e-mail have tested as less intelligent than people who are actually high on marijuana”

“The Internet is basically a Skinner box engineered to tap right into our deepest mechanisms of addiction.”

The best part was that there was no mention of the Stroop Effect. If I see or hear about that one more time in a pop-neurology article or book or in a library science article or book, I may scream.