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Addicted to Our Screens, or Merely Obsessed?

Are we actually really addicted to our screens in the way that people become addicted to alcohol, gambling, or drugs? Scientists debate whether we truly are. What no one seems to dispute is that our attention spans have gone to hell. Continue reading

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Podcast: Digital Distractions & Your Brain on Screens

Scientists debate whether we are truly addicted to our devices. They also question whether the internet makes us dumber by weakening memory or smarter by showering us with facts, and whether social apps isolate us more than they connect us. What no one seems to dispute is that our attention spans have gone to hell. Continue reading

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The Future of the Brain

Here is my review of “The Future of the Brain” at the New York Journal of Books: “Fast computers coupled with biological knowledge can let us understand the workings of a wedge of actual brain tissue. The progress from measurement … Continue reading

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