Our coverage on how to be more productive sparked comment from readers who blamed an array of electronic gadgets for cluttering up our mental space. Others praised some mind-sharpening methods

I agree with your report "How to Tune Up Your Brain" [Jan. 23]. One of your articles made the case that communication technology is a key factor in overstimulation and distraction. The faster people can do things, such as reading an e-mail or sending a text message, the shorter their attention span becomes. It seems as if everyone has attention-deficit disorder. Our society is so invested...

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