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Power Causes Brain Damage - The Atlantic
Less able to make out people’s individuating traits, they rely more heavily on stereotype. And the less they’re able to see, other research suggests, the more they rely on a personal “vision” for navigation. John Stumpf saw a Wells Fargo where every customer had eight separate accounts. (As he’d often noted to employees, eight rhymes with great.) “Cross-selling,” he told Congress, “is shorthand for deepening relationships.”
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7 hours ago by twwoodward
How do you know if you're losing your mind? — Quartz
A neuroscientist experiences mental disorder under treatment for brain cancer and changes her tack on research and recommendations: the brain is part of our physiology and the distinction between mental and physical illness is pointless and harmful

"Like Lipska, I don’t totally trust my brain anymore. It’s obvious to me now, not theoretically but actually, that everything is perception; that reality is delicate. And it seems that we only function because of our brain’s ability to filter and separate experiences and keep everything sorted. But how do I stop my mind from getting all jumbled again? And what made it happen in the first place?"
psychology  psychiatry  neuroscience  brain  self  identity  structure 
yesterday by emmacarlson
The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world | Life and style | The Guardian
We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the pause button
productivity  mindfulness  psychology  health  distraction  brain  concentration 
2 days ago by e2b

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