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The rise and rise of cognitive offloading

The rise and rise of cognitive offloading

Ever wondered why your memory’s not as sharp or expansive as it used to be? Blame the internet, say researchers at the Universities of California and Illinois. Well, more specifically, blame cognitive offloading, which is when you rely on things like the...
What’s in a nose?

What’s in a nose?

You know how when two drunks get into a fight in a movie or TV programme, then one of them punches the other in the nose and suddenly there’s blood gushing everywhere? Well I’ve been lucky enough never to have been punched in the face, so I always thought the...
Driven to distraction

Driven to distraction

Ever found your mind wandering when you’re trying to focus on something important or can’t stop sneaking a peak at your emails/texts/social media when you should be hard at work? Sure you have. You’d have to be superhuman not to be able to resist the many distractions...

See cream cakes, want cream cakes

After a long blogging absence, I am delighted to re-enter the fray with this week’s prize for the statement of the bleeding obvious. And wouldn’t you know, it involves research on diet. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) – brain scans to...