Category: Attention Span, ADD, ADHD

Diet: Cognitive: Increasing Attention Span and Focus: Dr. Berg: YouTube

In this video, Dr. Berg talks about how to increase attention span, focus, and concentration. There’s a part of the brain called the limbic system which has something to do with emotions, behavior, and memory and it has a part called hippocampus(which has to do with memory, focus, and concentration) and amygdala (stress and fear).…

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Skimming has led, I believe, to a tendency to go to the sources that seem the simplest, most reduced, most familiar, and least cognitively challenging. I think that leads people to accept truly false news without examining it, without being analytical. One of my major worries is that when you lose the novel, you lose the ability to go into another person’s perspective. My biggest worry now is that a lot of what we’re seeing in society today — this vulnerability to demagoguery in all its forms — of one unanticipated and never intended consequence of a mode of reading that doesn’t allow critical analysis and empathy.

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