Author Archives: Giorgio Bertini

About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++

The Digital Expansion of the Mind: Implications of Internet Usage for Memory and Cognition

The internet is rapidly changing what information is available as well as how we find it and share it with others. Here we examine how this “digital expansion of the mind” changes cognition. We begin by identifying ten properties of … Continue reading

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How to Download the Books That Just Entered the Public Domain

Public Domain Day was yesterday, but you were probably hungover, so here’s how to download the tens of thousands of books that became legal to download for free in 2019. Starting at midnight on January 1, tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Impact of Screen Time on Kids’ Brains

Screen time activity — watching television or videos, playing video games, or using social media — affects structural changes in the adolescent brain, compelling early findings from new research shows. The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) study is by far … Continue reading

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Computer game addiction is now a diagnosis

Who’s decision to classify game addiction as a mental disorder could negatively impact the most vulnerable in society. Is it possible to be addicted to computer games? If it is, then where do we draw the line between passionate leisure activity and … Continue reading

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Smartphone and Internet Addiction causes Brain Imbalance

Researchers found evidence of chemical imbalance in the brains of young people who are addicted to smartphones and internet use. The imbalance ratio was seen to be significantly correlated to addictions, anxiety, and depression. Smartphone And Internet Addiction Test Researchers … Continue reading

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Linguacuisine – language, cuisine and culture

The player helps you to learn a language while you’re cooking a meal! Choose a foreign language and a delicious recipe from that country. Then your own smartphone or tablet will speak to you in the foreign language and talk … Continue reading

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A Framework for Research on Education With Technology

Educational software offers the potential for greatly enhanced student learning. The current availability and political will for trying new approaches mean that there is currently much interest in and expenditure on technology for education. After reviewing some of the relevant … Continue reading

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Facebook and the Age of Manipulation

Facebook as a nimble, idealistic upstart has steadily eroded, as Mark Zuckerberg has strained to make changes that would protect user privacy nd prevent the spread of disinformation. From the outset, Facebook pitched itself as something new and good—a revolutionary force … Continue reading

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Digital Devices Make us More Distracted, Distant and Drained

Our digital lives may be making us more distracted, distant and drained, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. For instance, even minor phone use during a meal with friends was enough to make … Continue reading

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Reimagining the Internet as a mosaic of regional cultures

Most online maps of the Internet are architectural plans, engineering blueprints, anatomical drawings or statistical graphics. For example, the Internet has been represented as millions of devices connected to each other by 300 “[c]ables lying on the seafloor” with its … Continue reading

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