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Mathieu Plourde

Is Google Making Us Stupid? - 1 views

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    "I can feel it most strongly when I'm reading. Immersing myself in a book or a lengthy article used to be easy. My mind would get caught up in the narrative or the turns of the argument, and I'd spend hours strolling through long stretches of prose. That's rarely the case anymore. Now my concentration often starts to drift after two or three pages. I get fidgety, lose the thread, begin looking for something else to do. I feel as if I'm always dragging my wayward brain back to the text. The deep reading that used to come naturally has become a struggle."
Mathieu Plourde

Focus | Mindful - 0 views

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    "Mindful's interview with Daniel Goleman, bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, on his new book, Focus, and how we can hone one of the greatest gifts we have. "
Mathieu Plourde

Watch What You Think. Others Can. - 0 views

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    Imagine that psychologists are scanning a patients' brain, for some basic research purpose. As they do so, they stumble across a fleeting thought that their equipment is able to decode: The patient has committed a murder, or is thinking of committing one soon. What would the researchers be obliged to do with that information?
Mathieu Plourde

Researchers Build The First Brain-To-Brain Control Interface - 0 views

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    Researchers at the University of Washington, Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco, have created a remote, non-invasive brain-to-brain interface that allowed Rao to move Stocco's finger remotely on a keyboard using his thoughts. "The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains,"
Mathieu Plourde

Science Prodigy Zhao Bowen Wants to Crack a Genetic Mystery: What Makes Some People So ... - 2 views

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    "not all intelligence research is controversial: If you study cognitive development in toddlers, or the mental decline associated with Alzheimer's disease, "that's treated as just normal science," says Douglas Detterman, founding editor of Intelligence, a leading journal in the field. The trouble starts whenever the heritability of intelligence is discussed, or when intelligence is compared between genders, socioeconomic classes, or-most explosively-racial groupings."
Mathieu Plourde

This Brain Part Decides What Goes Viral on Social Media - 0 views

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    "If you want to make something go viral on Facebook or Twitter, in other words, the TPJ is where you want to hit - because it lights up like a Christmas tree before we even know we're going to share something. The more activated it is, the more persuasive the share. And it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with what we think is cool ourselves."
Mathieu Plourde

You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks - 1 views

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    ""This flies in the face of all these traditional views that all structural development happens in infancy, early in childhood," Schlegel said. "Now that we actually do have tools to watch a brain change, we are discovering that in many cases the brain can be just as malleable as an adult as it is when you are a child or an adolescent.""
Mathieu Plourde

Is the Internet Making Us Crazy? What the New Research Says - 0 views

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    "it's important to turn off our computers and do things in the real world."
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