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(BBC)   "Before my meeting with controversial neuroscientist and renowned social media cynic Susan Greenfield, I do two things - post a Facebook "check-in"... and mention her on Twitter"   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 12
    More: Obvious, Susan Greenfield, Facebook, honorary degrees, brain plasticity, research papers, OBE, longitudinal study, neuroscientists  
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2013-05-16 08:10:49 AM
For the sake of my brain, I am not posting a comment in this thread.
 
2013-05-16 08:29:37 AM
This article is complete b*llshiat.
Sent from iPhone.
 
2013-05-16 09:02:28 AM
I kind of agree with Greenfield.
 
2013-05-16 09:36:19 AM
Why do I get the feeling if someone had recently inventing reading and writing she would be wailing about how this scary new technology is, and how it is going to damage people's brains and make them worse at talking and understanding spoken language.
 
2013-05-16 09:48:38 AM
The fact that she does not want to publish a peer-reviewed study is really all I need to know about her "research". If she published studies before why the resistance now?

I think that she came up with the theory then decided to present it publicly and realized that there was nothing supporting it and her pride and ego will not let her admit her mistake.
 
2013-05-16 09:58:01 AM

Pentaxian: The fact that she does not want to publish a peer-reviewed study is really all I need to know about her "research". If she published studies before why the resistance now?


Most "controversial" scientists find peer-reviewed anything to be difficult because no one supports their crappy ideas. Usually when I hear someone call a scientist "controversial", the little voices in my head are screaming "bullshiat is the more descriptive term."
 
2013-05-16 10:05:34 AM
Tell me one experiment I should do that proves once and for all whether computers are evil for the brain.

That's not how it works, biatch. If you've got a hypothesis, you turn it into science by doing an experiment. If you're just throwing a hypothesis out there (and not one that shows any basis in statistics), well, that's just your opinion. man.
 
2013-05-16 10:40:42 AM

xria: Why do I get the feeling if someone had recently inventing reading and writing she would be wailing about how this scary new technology is, and how it is going to damage people's brains and make them worse at talking and understanding spoken language.


After all, back in the days of Homer, everyone was able to memorise epic poems and lengthy tales...look what the advent of reading did to our memories! Shocking, really.
 
2013-05-16 10:45:22 AM
The Baroness is one of the top researchers in her field, neurophysiology, a brilliant person, a great writer and a fantastic lecturer. I've heard her speak and seen some of her research. Unfortunately, she needs to dissect brains to demonstrate her point here. Any volunteers?
 
2013-05-16 10:47:54 AM
FTFA: Susan Greenfield recalls a breakfast meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, at which she observed that one person attending was so busy tweeting about being there she was not paying attention to the meeting itself.

Just a few years ago: And it seems that assistant at the end of the table quickly scribbling details of the conference in her notebook with her pen is not even listening to what the conference is about.

Technology tools do not greatly change how people act in most situations.
 
2013-05-16 11:16:03 AM
What ever happened to Faith Popcorn?
 
2013-05-17 12:11:05 AM
Before this she was after video games. Now it's social media? I guess she just goes after what she can get attention for... so she's just a crank.
 
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