Students are masters of multitasking: responding to texts lighting up their cell phones with the TV on, listening to music playing in the background, surfing Facebook pulled up on the computer all while writing a paper. It’s is the way the millennial generation operates. Sure, assignments become increasingly difficult when each sentence is rewarded with a glance at Facebook, but most students can find a way to get these assignments done.
Yet for some, these distractions can be debilitating. This specific inability to focus, according to McGill University neuroscience and physiology professor Julio Martinez-Trujillo, is known as “brain clutter.”
In a few facilities around the world, scientists are working on the answer to a question that almost seems foolish to ask: are we wrong about the very foundations of how we define our world? The average person might think this seems like a good time to leave well enough alone. But a few physicists [...]
Since its inception in 2004, Facebook has become a rat race to popularity – adding friends (and friends of friends), posting only the pictures that catch your good side, counting the number of likes on the links and statuses you post. For some, however, these activities may lead to “Facebook depression” – or at least [...]
The viral video of 17-month-old twins Sam and Ren McEntee chattering away and laughing at each other in the kitchen has become a Youtube sensation, attracting more than 14 million viewers and sparking widespread discussion on one question – what on earth were they talking about? A Children’s Hospital Boston blog published Friday suggests that the [...]
Former NHL forward Robert Probert was a tough guy. The Detroit Redwings and Chicago Blackhawks star earned fifth place all-time in the NHL for most penalty minutes acquired, and his New York Times obituary headline labeled him a “renowned hockey brawler.” Though Probert made life on the ice difficult for his opponents, he had his [...]