reading notes 18

After reading Part 2 (pgs. 4-9) of “In Defense of Distraction” please submit at least one page of notes in response to the following questions before class.

1. Explain what Anderson means by the term “Jackhammers” and give an example.

2. Explain the difference between “bottom-up attention” and “top-down attention.”

3. Explain the term “executive function.”

4. Anderson discusses three solutions for our attention problem:
a) Meditation
b) Substances/Drugs
c) Lifehacks (Time-management apps and devices)

Explain the pros and cons of each solution.

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