Is Google Making Us Intelligent.

So much for the theory that internet browsing is bad for our brains.  We've had so many articles of the creative intelligence brainIs Google Making Us Stupid variety of late that I was almost beginning to believe them.

Now we finally have an actual piece of research, based on evidence as opposed to the surely-it-must-and-isn't-it-awful-ism that seems to be the favoured brain activity of most press and pundits.

This first study to assess the impact of internet searching, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, has concluded that

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Being Our Creative Best

In Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life, Harvard psychologist Shelley Carson describes the two brain states we need to call on if we are to successfully create something from start to finish.
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  1. The Spontaneous Pathway uses posterior portions of the brain to direct insight, idea germination, inspiration and free association through our creative intelligence. We’re in this brain state when we defocus our attention and

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Questions not Quotients

“Questions are the creative acts of intelligence”. Frank Kingdon.IMG_0206

Has any topic ever generated more stupidity than the topic of intelligence? And of all the nonsense, surely the most pernicious is the belief in intelligence quotient, IQ, as anything but the most rudimentary and limited tool?

According to this understanding of intelligence, if you

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