neuroscience

Recursion

By Blake Crouch
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Rated by Heather C
Sep 30, 2019

Recursion occurs when a thing is defined in terms of itself or of its type.  --Wikipedia


I first heard about this book on NPR and was intrigued enough to immediately put it on my holds list.  You can find out more about how to make your own holds list here. Let me just say that this book did not disappoint!


Memory makes reality.  That's the tag line of the latest thriller by Blake Crouch.  Memory also makes you who you are.  Remembering what you learned in school, a moment from childhood, your favorite Christmas, your first kiss; but what if what you remember isn't real? 


Who hasn't

Jul 27, 2010

shallows2.jpegeverythingbadisgoodforyou2.jpegartofmemory3.jpegcritiqueofpurereason1.jpegSome of you may remember Nicholas Carr’s Atlantic article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” that was published back in 2008.  I recall reading the article and leaving somewhat skeptical of Carr’s overall argument.   Since then Carr has expanded his argument giving birth to a book discussing the Internet and how it is changing our mental landscape.   Well, being the sucker I am to read anything on the subject of reading, let alone reading and the Internet, I couldn’t resist giving Carr another shot.

Essentially, Carr’s argument is that reading on the Internet and the distractions inherent in the