A History of Ideas: Rewiring the Brain


A History of Ideas: Rewiring the Brain

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Gillian Anderson on Rewiring the Brain

Ray Laurence

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? The scientific consensus is ‘yes’! Thanks to the brain’s plasticity in forming new pathways in response to experience, we can effectively ‘rewire’ our brains. But in a world of digital media and devices, does this ability leave us vulnerable to the unforeseen dangers of a human/digital interface?

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Here’s the whole episode from A History of Ideas – Writer Tom Chatfield: has technology rewired our brains?

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