2012-02-08 Work

Boing Boing: Zapping the brain into "expert" mode

My problem is that I’m an expert at surfing the web, reading blogs, twitter, g+ and forums. How can I get into the flow of work?

I’m also concerned about this last piece in the quoted article.

Roy Hamilton, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, thinks it is part of a general trend he calls cosmetic neuroscience, in which people try to tailor their brains to the demands of an increasingly fast-paced world. “In a society where both students and their professors take stimulant medications to meet their academic expectations,” he warns, “the potential pressure for the use of cognitive enhancing technologies of all types is very real”.

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