August 15, 2017

This title looks very much like clickbait – but in fact it points to a long Atlantic article by Jean M. Twenge (of "narcissism epidemic" fame). She is pitching her new book, which is bound to be again "controversial" – iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing...

August 14, 2017

This is the title of a segment on CNN describing a curious phenomenon – the extent to which IT developers and entrepreneurs have become dependent on LSD as a “creativity” prop. One of them, Tim Ferriss, states flatly: “The billionaires I know, almost without exception,...

August 1, 2017

A new study in educational psychology purportedly shows that “Gamification of Learning Deactivates the Default Mode Network.”  The authors point out that “games offer incentivised conditions that are remarkably effective in engaging players in goal-directed behavior.”...

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