Tag: Minds

7 Illusions That Blew Our Minds in 2018

It’s extremely easy to trick our brains — and we are oddly delighted by it. But there’s also a practical side to illusions, learning about where the brain gets confused can help us understand how it works to organize information in the first place…..MORE: .livescience 

Researchers Study Effects Of Social Media On Young Minds

 Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org