By Matt Richtel
From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a super, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s great effect at the human brain and society, dramatically-told during the lens of a sad “texting-while-driving” motor vehicle crash that claimed the lives of 2 rocket scientists in 2006.
In this formidable, compelling, and fantastically written e-book, Matt Richtel, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the recent York instances, examines the influence of expertise on our lives throughout the tale of Utah collage scholar Reggie Shaw, who killed scientists whereas texting and using. Richtel follows Reggie during the tragedy, the police research, his prosecution, and eventually, his redemption.
In the wake of his adventure, Reggie has turn into a number one recommend opposed to “distracted driving.” Richtel interweaves Reggie’s tale with state of the art medical findings concerning human awareness and the impression of know-how on our brains, offering good, sensible, and actionable recommendations to aid deal with this drawback separately and as a society.
A propulsive learn jam-packed with interesting, available aspect, riveting narrative pressure, and emotional intensity, a perilous Wandering explores one of many largest questions of our time—what is all of our know-how doing to us?—and presents unsettling and demanding solutions and knowledge all of us want.
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2014) found no differences across the life scripts of young, middle-aged and older adults. Half the participants in Bohn’s study were, however, first asked to give their life story, which may have affected their answers on the subsequent life script questionnaire. The participants in Janssen and Rubin and in Janssen et al. were not required to give their life story, and the results of those two studies supported the idea that cultural life scripts structure the recall of autobiographical memory.
The waiter or waitress writes down the order and brings the food when it has been prepared by the cook. When the person has finished the meal, he or she asks for the cheque, pays and leaves the restaurant. Story scripts are pre-existing knowledge that is shared by the speaker and the listener, so certain elements do not have to be introduced or can be omitted from the narrative (Schank & Abelson, 1977). In a story about a restaurant visit, the waiter or waitress and the cook do not need to be introduced and it does not need to be said that the waiter or the waitress wrote down the order or that the cook prepared the food.
A. and Danish undergraduates. Memory, 17, 54–68. Rubin, D. , Rahhal, T. , & Poon, L. W. (1998). Things learned in early adulthood are remembered best. Memory & Cognition, 26, 3–19. Rubin, D. , & Schulkind, M. D. (1997). Distribution of important and word-cued autobiographical memories in 20-, 35-, and 70-year-old adults. Psychology and Aging, 12, 524–535. Rubin, D. , Wetzler, S. , & Nebes, R. D. (1986). Autobiographical memory across the adult life span. In D. C. ), Autobiographical memory (pp.
A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption in the Age of Attention by Matt Richtel