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Our Spectres Round Us Night and Day

Our Spectres Round Us Night and Day

Mark Edmundson— Is it possible for entire societies to grow ill? Can a large population become mentally unstable? William Blake thought so.  Blake, the first major English Romantic poet, diagnosed… READ MORE

Addicted to Distraction

Addicted to Distraction

Judson Brewer— This is where the magic happens. Once behavior and reward are paired, the dopamine neurons change their phasic firing pattern to respond to stimuli that predict rewards. Enter… READ MORE

From House Telegraphs to Mobile Phones

From House Telegraphs to Mobile Phones

Lee Jackson— In December 1858, Punch, the satirical magazine, imagined the next stage in the nineteenth century information revolution: the “house telegraph.” With such a device, one could be both… READ MORE

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