Flotsam and jetsam (12/3)

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  • Ambient Noise Spurs Creativity: Ever feel like the creative juices flow more freely when working amidst the buzz of a coffee shop than in the oppressive silence of home? New research confirms this feeling…by showing that modest ambient noise, like that found in a coffee shop or cafe, triggers the part of our brain responsible for abstract and creative thinking.
  • Neuroscience Fiction: our early-twenty-first-century world truly is filled with brain porn, with sloppy reductionist thinking and an unseemly lust for neuroscientific explanations. But the right solution is not to abandon neuroscience altogether, it’s to better understand what neuroscience can and cannot tell us, and why.

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