STAUNTON---VA The internet may be a convenient way to get your news, but it may be affecting your reading. Researchers say reading snippets and skimming online is changing the way we read.
Scientists are saying that the brain can adapt to changing media, and that change leaves us skimming quickly through online information. This can leave you competing to read traditional, longer mediums. We spoke with a reader at the Staunton Library who says she has intentionally avoided internet media.
"I think that there are a lot of little pieces that you miss, you know? If you wanted to read the Canterberry Tales in the Middle English, you would miss little bits of what the actual language that was meant for you to learn," said Alison McCloskey.
Mccloskey and researchers agree, warning that this change in reading could affect the way children learn in school.