Tag Archives: attention

Muscle Memory—It’s In Your Head, Not Your Limbs

Attention matters more than people assume, and what matters most is how you focus and deploy it. Continue reading

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Selfies Kill More People Than Sharks Do

Concerns for personal safety increasingly outweigh those for self survival. What has changed? Continue reading

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Poison Apple: Technology Fads Make Your Kids Dumber

Don’t assume that any technology labeled “educational” is an unalloyed good.   [Cross-posted at The Fallible Mind, my blog at Psychology Today] Two award-winning teachers with more than 30 years of classroom experience say that kids are getting dumber.* The … Continue reading

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The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Richard Cytowic’s review of Michael Crawford’s “The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction” Continue reading

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Why We’re All Overwhelmed Today

Prolonged and repetitive exposure to devices changes our behavior and even the way we think. The result is counterproductive interruptions and flitting from one task to another. Attention is like a spotlight: what lies outside it is in our cognitive blind spot. Continue reading

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