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Should we sacrifice our brains to the Internet?

Should we sacrifice our brains to the Internet? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

One of the greatest effects of the Internet is its ability to capture our attention only to scatter it, ultimately producing a generation whose brains are being better hardwired to scan, skim and multitask, causing a weakening in our ability to read and think deeply in a concentrated manner.


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Is the Purpose of Sleep to Let Our Brains “Defragment,” Like a Hard Drive?

Is the Purpose of Sleep to Let Our Brains “Defragment,” Like a Hard Drive? | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Why do we sleep? We spend a third of our lives doing so, and all known animals with a nervous system either sleep, or show some kind of related behaviour. But scientists still don’t know what the point of it is. 


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What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains

What Kids Should Know About Their Own Brains | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple University in Philadelphia propose that it be taught earlier, however—much earlier. As in first grade.


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The Brain in Technicolour

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Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. 


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Dean Russell Sorenson's comment, January 27, 2012 1:42 PM
It's interesting how it looks so similar to so many other systems that we have.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, January 27, 2012 1:54 PM
Yes, it is a fractal scheme
ScienceDefined's comment, January 27, 2012 8:29 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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Vaughan Bell: the trouble with brain scans

Vaughan Bell: the trouble with brain scans | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
Many of the methods on which brain scan studies are based have been flawed – as one image of a dead salmon proved, writes Vaughan Bell...

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Rexi44's comment, May 28, 2012 12:00 AM
I think we get seduced by the pretty pictures
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 28, 2012 3:40 AM
Yes, it is somewhat logical. Rexi44
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The Internet's Battle For Our Digital Souls

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Harvard neuroscience researchers have just confirmed what many of us have suspected all along: social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest are “brain candy” for Internet users.

 

 

 


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Ken Morrison's comment, May 13, 2012 9:43 PM
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Rosário Durão's comment, May 14, 2012 5:54 PM
Thanks, Ken.
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Your brain wiring is like a city, says neuroscience

Your brain wiring is like a city, says neuroscience | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
Mapping the brain’s connections reveals a city grid like arrangement.

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