Quoted: Mary Flanagan on the Impact of Reading on the Screen

“Abstract thinking isn’t just about big picture ideas: We need it to understand why we are doing things,” Dartmouth’s Mary Flanagan says in a Huffington Post story about the effect of using devices such as laptops, smart phones, and tablets for reading purposes.

Flanagan, the co-author of a new study on the impact of online reading, is a professor of film and media studies and the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities.