By Alan Brush
Your mind is not all in your head, according to some philosophers, neuroscientists, and psychologists. In the 1998 essay The Extended Mind, philosophers Andy Clarke and David Chalmers argued that the mind is a system made up of the brain and parts of its environment. Now Discover magazine, with the article, How Google is Making Us Smarter, makes the case that the view of Clarke and Chalmers can be helpful in understanding the mind and in judging today’s mind-altering technologies.
And in Scientific American this week: The brain appears to be far more malleable than researchers once thought…behavior and environment can cause substantial rewiring or reorganization of its functions.
Speak your mind: Is technology turning us into cyborgs?