Fa(r)cebook Part I
Social network sites risk infantilising the mid-21st century mind, leaving it characterised by short attention spans, sensationalism, inability to empathise and a shaky sense of identity, according to a leading neuroscientist.
The startling warning from Lady Greenfield, professor of synaptic pharmacology at Lincoln College, Oxford, and director of the Royal Institution, has led members of the government to admit their work on internet regulation has not extended to broader issues, such as the psychological impact on children.
Lady Greenfield speaks to the Guardian (click)
Lady Greenfield speaks primarily about relationships - she examines the meanings of friendships and discusses radical environmental changes and its effect on the brain when people don't interact with each other in a more general face-to-face sense.
Click on the image here, to see the first part of my (as promised) handwritten response: