science

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

  One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends.…

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The empty brain. Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

A great article about the difficulties of scientists in apprehending the brain. By R Epstein, published on EON. Here is the link to the full article: https://aeon.co/essays/your-brain-does-not-process-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer   No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies of words,…

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