Facebook, Nichols, President Nelson discussed on Leading Saints Podcast

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Nichols said this is a researcher that followed that there's nothing inherently disadvantageous in on screen reading, except that readers tend to approach it differently. So how are we approaching digital reading different? Well, you talked about our brains being rewired a little at the beginning. Let's hit that a little bit. This is even from the church stuff. So on this slide I took some stuff the church put out. Look at how brief this is a Facebook post in the church news. When I saw this on my Facebook feed, I didn't even stop while I was going through and I read it. I just kept on scrolling, right? This one is, oh, this is from last year's Easter campaign. And same thing, I never even opened that text message until I took that screenshot. Because it just pop up in my little notifications bar. And I would see everything I needed to see. Look at this tweet from president Nelson. This was last year. Let us embrace the future with faith. It's just saying thing. So what's happened is our brains have become programmed and this is the theory behind why it's impairing us or a lot of people's theory. As we programmed our brains that when we read digitally, it should be fast and it shouldn't take much effort to comprehend it. So it should be, if I'm reading on my phone, it should be a text message. That fast or a tweet or a Facebook post size, something really fast and to the point. And as a result, our minds naturally exert less effort when we go into read digitally. So we have to come up with a hack to make it so that we'll put in more effort. And we call those things desirable difficulties. Let me give you an example here. Tagging. And tagging is not just a digital thing. You can do that in print as well. In one study, they had 76 undergrads complete a reading assignment..

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