Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TEDxOilSpill

In anticipation of the June 28 TEDxOilSpill, check out some of the images from this team of photographers. Grim.

pinker annihilates critics of new media

"Critics of new media sometimes use science itself to press their case, citing research that shows how 'experience can change the brain.' But cognitive neuroscientists roll their eyes at such talk. Yes, every time we learn a fact or skill the wiring of the brain changes; it's not as if the information is stored in the pancreas."

Read the rest of this blisteringly good op-ed here.