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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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Neuro Images

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Cross section of the head and brain made from quilled paper. By Lisa Nilsson 

 

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The Internet's Battle For Our Digital Souls

The Internet's Battle For Our Digital Souls | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

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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Thanks, Ken.
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Neurotheology: The Crucible of Religion

Neurotheology: The Crucible of Religion | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

A crucible is a vessel used for refining a substance, usually with the addition of extreme heat, which is exactly what I see happening to religion these days. Science, particularly neurotheology, has been turning up the heat under a crucible in which all religious experiences and beliefs are being scrutinized.


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On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik

On writing, memory, and forgetting: Socrates and Hemingway take on Zeigarnik | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Your mind wants to know what comes next. It wants to finish. It wants to keep working – and it will keep working even if you tell it to stop. All through those other tasks, it will subconsciously be remembering the ones it never got to complete.

 

Articles about MEMORY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=memory

 


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GranGoddessa's comment, May 1, 2012 6:45 PM
I truly enjoyed reading this excellent article! Sakis, thank you once again! :)
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 2, 2012 2:23 AM
Welcome @dj Goddessa :-)
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The Impossible Staircase in Our Heads: How We Visualize the World Around Us

The Impossible Staircase in Our Heads: How We Visualize the World Around Us | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

Our interpretation of the world around us may have more in common with the impossible staircase illusion than it does the real world.


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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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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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Introduction to the Science of Consciousness | Daniel Bor

Introduction to the Science of Consciousness | Daniel Bor | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
A blog introduction to consciousness as a field of study - its importance, ethical implications, philosophical arguments and scientific research.

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Anxious brains have child-like circuits

Anxious brains have child-like circuits | Brains & Things | Scoop.it
A study suggests anxiety in adults can result from specific parts of the amygdala remaining like those of a child.

 

 


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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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The Brain in Technicolour

The Brain in Technicolour | Brains & Things | Scoop.it

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!