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Has Google Destroyed Your Memory? No. It’s Much Weirder Than That.

Has Google Destroyed Your Memory? No. It’s Much Weirder Than That. | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
The following is excerpted from Clive Thompson’s book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better, out now from the Penguin Press. Is the Internet ruining our ability to remember facts?

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:59 PM

In my family, we have laughingly referred to each other (or, more often, our kids) as our external hard drives. This article explains why we use each other's memory and why we can be glad we do.

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Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? | Singularity Hub

Non-Human Consciousness Exists Say Experts. Now What? | Singularity Hub | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

Earlier this month, some of the leading scientists from around the world congregated at the Hotel Du Vin in Cambridge to discuss the evidence that has amassed over the years. The experts reached a unanimous decision that animals – specifically mammals and birds – are in fact conscious beings. Through advancements in brain imaging techniques such as fMRI and EEG machines, the scientists concluded that animals show a sufficient degree of characteristics that indicate they are not as non-human as some had believed. The official decision was reached late into the night after the Francis Crick Memorial Conference on July 7th.

 

Organized by Philip Low, CEO of NeuroVigil and inventor of the iBrain, the group consisted of 25 of the planet’s top minds on the mind, including honorary guest Stephen Hawking. The scientists discerned the key differences in human and animal brains, mainly found in the frontal cortex, do not play a role in the phenomenon we associate with consciousness. The decision does not in any sense define what consciousness is, which will be a debate that continues to rage on. But moving forward, there are many consequences to this finding that will need to be addressed as we look to develop a more humane relationship with animals.


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 28, 2012 6:18 AM
uou, this shakes a bit my structures
gregorylent's comment, July 28, 2012 12:44 PM
oh just fucking duh .. crikey, western scientists are sooooo retarded, apart from materiality
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Bankers and the neuroscience of greed

Bankers and the neuroscience of greed | Soul Fill | Scoop.it

- The Guardian

The unconstrained power of bankers acts like a drug on their brain's reward system, creating insatiable appetites...


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Mariana Soffer's comment, July 5, 2012 6:55 AM
this is strong
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Brains are different in people with highly superior autobiographical memory

Brains are different in people with highly superior autobiographical memory | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives since about age 10.

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Rest is a key part of life

Rest is a key part of life | Soul Fill | Scoop.it
The lost art of introspection -- even daydreaming -- may be an increasingly valuable but elusive part of life, U.S. researchers said.

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