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The internet is changing our brains.

Last posted Oct 21, 2011 at 08:59PM EDT. Added Oct 19, 2011 at 11:39AM EDT
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You’re doing it right.

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 03:40PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 03:39PM EDT
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The Internet can now find stars 2: The Internet is changing our brains

Coming to a forum near you!

Oct 19, 2011 at 05:06PM EDT

Is the internet really changeing our brain’s Mr. medic?

Oct 19, 2011 at 05:41PM EDT
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Notsocool the Dewott wrote:

More like…

I don’t think it was funny. so i’ll do what everone else is doing.

Oct 19, 2011 at 05:53PM EDT
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This is proof that the Internet is changing our brains.

I don’t think we really needed a news article to confirm this. I know the Internet’s changed my brain. Lost a bit of sanity on the ride as well, but I’ll function without it.

Oct 19, 2011 at 05:53PM EDT
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I HAVE MADE THE NEW “The internet can now find stars” THREAD!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I’M BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!

Oct 19, 2011 at 06:47PM EDT
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Troll King wrote:

I HAVE MADE THE NEW “The internet can now find stars” THREAD!!!!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I’M BACK IN BUSINESS!!!!

Oh my god…

Oct 19, 2011 at 07:15PM EDT
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Notsocool the Dewott wrote:

Oh my god…

Oct 19, 2011 at 07:24PM EDT
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One year filled of history and achievements. Unless they lock Stars, we won’t need a new thread. Besides, why do you want a new Stars (in this case… Brains)?

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 08:11PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 08:03PM EDT
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Silver Chariot wrote:


One year filled of history and achievements. Unless they lock Stars, we won’t need a new thread. Besides, why do you want a new Stars (in this case… Brains)?

I was not part of it so…

(Not a brony, I just like the Fanfic)

Oct 19, 2011 at 08:09PM EDT
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(Not a brony, I just like the Fanfic)

You know, Brony Coming Out day is going to be next week. You should stop by. Got Cupcakes, Smarty Pants dolls and er’ything.
 
 
I thought the article was going to talk about the connections in the brain beginning to alter based upon our ability to now access information quickly making us less patient or less focused, or by making friends with people we haven’t met before thereby weakening the brain’s need for certain tangible objects (i.e., other people) or strengthening the sense of imagination. That’s a lot more interesting though.

Same cross-sectional data problems though. Can’t assess causality. Just provides weak proof for causation or moderate proof of association. I’d like to know the ages of the participants. I know that brains don’t fully develop until about 25, especially in regards to the frontal lobe (I think the phrase is myelination.) If you’re talking about undergraduate students, then you’re dealing with a rather specific, rather plastic sample. I’d think that college undergrads and people who are set on going to college are more receptive to social interaction, perhaps they are better at it, and probably have more gray matter even before getting a Facebook account, but who can say? It’s a start, I guess.
 
 
What?

Oct 19, 2011 at 08:45PM EDT

“The study cannot tell us whether using the internet is good or bad for our brains.”
That’s what we wanted to know from the very start…

(Protip: Always read the OP so you don’t get derailed… again.)

Oct 19, 2011 at 08:57PM EDT
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@Verbose
“You know, Brony Coming Out day is going to be next week. You should stop by. Got Cupcakes, Smarty Pants dolls and er’ything.”
What’s Brony Comeing Out day?

And also.
“I think the show is good, but I’m not here to make a heavy handed social movement. I’m not jumping into MLP groups, going on recruiting runs, saying people are stupid for not liking the show or racking my brain wondering if a particular person also likes the show. You can keep the label, I just think the show is good.” – DasboSchitt
http://dasboschitt.blogspot.com/2011/10/das-bo-schitt-brony.html
Same here.

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 09:11PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 09:10PM EDT
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@Notsocoolguy:

There’s no such thing. I was just >implying that you were in denial. I’m lightly messing with you, is all.

Oct 19, 2011 at 09:39PM EDT

Mister J wrote:

I for one welcome our new Winer overlord

Edit:You just made my new spray in TF2
http://steamcommunity.com/id/anotsocoolguy/screenshot/596951791305484414?tab=public

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 10:31PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 10:12PM EDT
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Verbose wrote:

@Notsocoolguy:

There’s no such thing. I was just >implying that you were in denial. I’m lightly messing with you, is all.

Denial?

I like the Show, I like the memes,
But I’m not like this guy

Oct 19, 2011 at 10:44PM EDT
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Silver Chariot wrote:

“The study cannot tell us whether using the internet is good or bad for our brains.”
That’s what we wanted to know from the very start…

(Protip: Always read the OP so you don’t get derailed… again.)


Well, It shows the effects on our brain, not really if its good or not, sorta like if you browse too much porn, its gonna affect you most likely negatively.

Last edited Oct 19, 2011 at 11:14PM EDT
Oct 19, 2011 at 11:10PM EDT

Mister J wrote:

SHIT WAS SO CASH.

Last edited Oct 20, 2011 at 02:14PM EDT
Oct 20, 2011 at 02:13PM EDT

Oh god…I started the newest KYM trend. I feel like an hero.

Oct 20, 2011 at 03:45PM EDT
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