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Is texting stunting our reading skills?

The general assumption that text messaging encourages unconstrained language is a myth, says Canadian linguist Joan Lee, who contends that texting has a negative impact on people’s linguistic ability to interpret and accept words. For her thesis, Lee asked a cohort of university students about their reading habits, including text messaging, and presented them with […]

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Text messaging modifying our emotional responses

Experiments by German psychologists indicate that text messaging is subtly changing the way our brains respond to certain number combinations. Reporting their findings in the journal Psychological Science, the researchers say that just by typing the numbers that correspond to the letters in a word like “love,” we can activate the meaning of that word […]

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