Science

The Internet in Society: Empowering or Censoring Citizens?

Does the internet actually inhibit, not encourage democracy? In this new RSA Animate adapted from a talk given in 2009, Evgeny Morozov presents an alternative take on ‘cyber-utopianism’ – the seductive idea that the internet plays a largely emancipatory role in global politics. Exposing some idealistic myths about freedom and technology (during Iran’s ‘twitter revolution’ […]

Habits form when brainwaves slow down

Habits form when brainwaves slow down

Habits may be difficult to change, but now at least we have an insight into how they form. When a group of neurons fire simultaneously, the activity appears as a brainwave. Different brainwave-frequencies are linked to different tasks in the brain. To track how brainwaves change during learning, Ann Graybiel and Mark Howe at the […]

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