Brains to Mush?

This morning 7-20-05 on Fresh Air, Steven Johnson, author of Everything Bad Is Good for You: how popular culture is actually making us smarter , argues that rather than turning our brains to mush, entertainment options like video games are so complex that our brains rise to the challenge.


I will be interested to see how he backs this up. Any scientific proof? So many of these books are full of some person's opinion with some vague study behind it.

Actually, Johnson relies heavily on scientific studies. You may be interested in his blog.

Hmm... looks interesting. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for the blog link, Eli!