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This Is Your Brain on Games

Do you love doing crossword puzzles or playing sudoku because you think it keeps your mind sharp? Well, think again. “Most of those things don’t have a measurable impact — if it makes people happy to play them that’s good, but it doesn’t make them smarter,” says Steven Aldrich, president and CEO of Posit Science, a developer of brain-fitness software. […]

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Morality and the Brain

Although many philosophers used to dismiss the relevance of neuroscience on grounds that what mattered was the software not the hardware, they have increasingly come to recognize that understanding how the brain works is essential […]