December 14, 2017

Technetronics Destroys Thinking, Useful Brains

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It’s hard to remember what life was like before we had the internet at our fingertips, smartphones in our pockets, and a laptop on every desk. Today, our brains are racing to adapt to the digital age. Cognitive neuroscientists say all that time we now spend in front of screens has changed the way we read and comprehend. Internet browsing has shortened both our attention spans and our patience. And it’s doing a number on our memories.<<<Read More>>>

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  • RattlerRider

    I kind of doubt it. It’s passing on the blame away from an educational system gone wrong at some point in the early twentieth century which taught what to think rather than taught how to think and not be trapped within various attractive philosophies and becoming intolerant of all other possibilities. The mindless attention deficit disorder thing combined with the stupid yet colorful distractions has been here all throughout history.

    https://youtu.be/gyBiDTGlmKE

    • TRemington

      But isn’t it easier to blame the electronic devices, ensuring that nobody examines the real root of the problem? I saw another headline today about increases in “bowel cancer” blamed on diet. Never a discussion of why people eat terrible diets or what is in the “bad food” that causes, supposedly cancer.

      It’s easy just to say poor diet causes cancer and never address what’s in those foods that is killing us.

  • RattlerRider
    • TRemington

      She’s WRONG! Bwahahahahahahaha

      • RattlerRider

        Yes of course but I was hoping you could be more specific as in percentage of correctness versus error? GRIN…

        • TRemington

          I understand her basic – and boring – concept of standing up for something you “feel” strongly about. HOWEVER….The rest of her -boring- speech is, guess what? Wait for it…..Here it comes….HER PERSPECTIVE, which makes her right and everyone else wrong, even if you’re right….right? No, I mean wrong. Whatever.