The Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips

Many of us have constant access to information. We are so used to looking up the answer to any question immediately that it can feel like withdrawal when we have to wait. Of course, storing information outside of our brains is nothing new.

http://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2012/01/the-cognitive-consequences-of-having-information-at-our-fingertips/

Generation Sell

Today’s ideal social form is not the commune or the movement or even the individual creator as such; it’s the small business. Every artistic or moral aspiration — music, food, good works, what have you — is expressed in those terms.

Call it Generation Sell.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/opinion/sunday/the-entrepreneurial-generation.html

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

Renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society

http://comment.rsablogs.org.uk/2011/10/24/rsa-animate-divided-brain/