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comment Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
Thanks for your answer!
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comment Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
Thanks Jeff, I actually contemplated posting this at skeptics but wasn't sure. I'm looking forward to finally seeing an answer to this question.
Dec
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comment Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
Who down voted and why?
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comment Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
psycnet.apa.org/journals/dev/35/4/986 from iPad
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
I don't know why it would be considered off-topic at all. I am asking about the effect an activity has on the mind. Many of you are so convinced that reading is good for the brain, you refuse to even critically examine the possible alternative, and that is why the question is being viewed negatively. The fact I quoted Einstein was just an anecdote to add interest to the question, not to imply that Einstein knew reading was bad. The quote just sparked my curiosity as to possible negative effects of reading that may exist.
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
Well I think he is implying that you can read too much, because the more you read, the more likely you are to suffer from some of the negative consequences of reading.
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
@RobertHarvey, I think the book was even written by a literature professor. I see the irony you speak of, but I think he is suggesting that too much reading is bad, not all reading is bad. But even if he was suggesting all reading is bad, one could think of it as a book to end all books. It is the toss up between reading this one book and never reading again vs reading hundreds of books that could cause harm.
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
Thanks Jeromy, your edit does make the question more precise.
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
And a review of the book is found here: fourmilab.ch/fourmilog/archives/2005-11/000613.html
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
Nevertheless, I have found a book on the internet which also seems to support the idea that reading can have negative consequences: amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0882297457/fourmilabwwwfour
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
Well if I already had evidence that this is true, then why would I need to ask the question to begin with? It's not speculation, it is a question.
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
I don't care about the quote, I'll delete the quote if need be. I just care about the concept behind the quote.
Dec
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comment What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
Will the down voter care to explain, so that I can improve the question?
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