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March 21 2005
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Brain of the blogger
Adriana Cronin-Lukas • Blogs & Blogging • Sui Generis 
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Eide Neurolearning blog wonders what effect is all this blogging having on the brains of bloggers… This question is based on the assumption that

… our mental activities actually cause changes in the structures of our brains--not only what we think, but how we think as well. Given such activity-directed change, it always makes sense to ask whenever large numbers of people start using their brains in new and different ways, what effects these new activities are likely to have on brain structure and function.

This is what Drs. Fernette and Brock Eide discover:

  1. Blogs can promote critical and analytical thinking.
  2. Blogging can be a powerful promoter of creative, intuitive, and associational thinking.
  3. Blogs promote analogical thinking.
  4. Blogging is a powerful medium for increasing access and exposure to quality information.
  5. Blogging combines the best of solitary reflection and social interaction.

For the full juicy goodness (and explanation of the above points), read the whole thing.

The conclusion is that it looks as if blogging will be very good for our brains. There, dear reader, and you thought it was all such a waste of time… grin

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