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Monthly Archives: July 2017
Just yesterday, I posted some thoughts about “thinking both-ily”; that is, understanding that brain processing happens in both regions and networks. Today, I found a Beebs video showing a remarkably detailed version of the neurons that make up brain networks.
Here’s an odd brain theory to start off your day: Let’s assume that particular regions of your brain produce particular mental abilities or habits. For instance, let’s say that this part of your brain right here is the generosity center of the brain. So,
Do violent video games reduce empathy? If people spend lots of time pretending to beat up and shoot pretend people, will this experience reduce their empathy for human suffering? Will it make them more likely to really beat up and