Posts Tagged ‘brain’

Expertise Has Its Cost

Jonah Lehrer, one of my favorite authors about the brain, had a great article in Wired Magazine recently. His point was that the patterns we create in achieving expertise and mastery may inhibit our ability to accept and process new information. I actually don’t know whether I agree with Jonah’s core point, that the brain […]

Does the Internet Fry Your Brain?

Nicholas Carr had an interesting article at Wired Magazine last week. It reports on research relating to the potential impact of the internet on human brains.  It’s very provocative, and worth a read. The core notion is that web content, with its many hyperlinks and other potential distractions, may impede, rather than enhance, learning. In […]

New Media Tools, Old Brain

I have been writing a lot lately about new media tools — in particular Facebook (e.g., here, here, and here), Twitter (e.g., here and here), and LinkedIn (e.g., here).  This is not because I undervalue other aspects of life’s best practices, but instead because these technologies are both new and increasingly ubiquitous. Exploring life’s best […]

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