The Internet and the Human Brain

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When it comes to communications, the biggest thing since the printing press is the Internet, but it turns out that some of the electronic gadgets being given as holiday presents are altering the way the human brain functions. Neuroscientists are trying to figure out how that's happening. In this discussion, which originally aired in June, we debate whether the outcome is good or bad. Also, Haiti, still reeling from a devastating earthquake and cholera outbreak, prepares for elections. On Reporter's Notebook, Prince William and Kate Middleton have set the date for a royal wedding. But marriage is not what it used to be, as we hear from a recent survey with some surprising results.

Banner image: Seven-year-old Ashling Cannon next to a computer screen displaying the Webkinz website and her webkinz cuddly toys in Washington. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images