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Do We Secretly Want This?

Monday, 31 August 2015 by

In an article published in The Guardian, Why the workplace of 2016 could echo Orwell’s 1984, the author takes a look at how new technologies may be used by employers to monitor their employees. The monitoring of behaviour, productivity and social interaction seem downright, well, Orwellian. Could you imagine having a drone come by, hover over

Cyborgs are beginning to stir

Saturday, 29 August 2015 by

As a follow up to my last post, here’s proof that becoming a cyborg and giving away your senses to machines can be dangerous to yourself and your fellow humans. Lack of situational awareness combined with technological “advances” can lead to serious stupidity. There’s a reason why you’re not supposed to drive and look at

The World Around Us

Sunday, 23 August 2015 by

There’s much talk of how being overweight or obese is harming public health and straining the healthcare system. While obesity is huge problem, there’s another problem that I notice, and not many are talking about it. I’m calling it “situational amnesia.” Aside from expanding waistlines, many people seem to be losing their movement abilities. Even those

Worried About Your Cognitive Health?

Saturday, 22 August 2015 by

If, after reading the previous post, you’re worried about losing your cognitive abilities, you can do something about it.   Here’s a 2 part article on the effects of MovNat® style training and how it can improve working memory. Proprioception demands that we think, that we are conscious of what we are doing, and that

Seems like a no brainer (pun intended) but I guess it needs to be said, by scientists. Frequent users of mobile technology and the Internet are more likely to experience certain kinds of “cognitive failures.” Source: Smartphone Lovers More Likely To Forget Things, Walk Into People

We all know tht exercise is good for the brain, but how much? It turns out that after a certain point, more exercise doesn’t necessarily result in better brain function. I wonder what the results would have been if the subjects had walked outdoors instead of on a treadmill? I’m guessing that the cognitive effects