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La pausa. 22@

#Barcelona #cityscape #latergram

La pausa. 22@

#Barcelona #cityscape #latergram

Después de un tiempo, paseando por aquí… (en Museu del Disseny de Barcelona)

Después de un tiempo, paseando por aquí… (en Museu del Disseny de Barcelona)

Researchers have found that distraction is the antagonist of attention, not its opposite. It’s an interesting distinction. Distraction is the devil in your ear — not always the result of an attention deficit, but borne of our own desires. We are distracted because we want to be.

— This altogether pause-giving New York Times piece about what actually happens when we text and drive offers a poignant reminder that “attention is an intentional, unapologetic discriminator [which] asks what is relevant right now, and gears us up to notice only that.”  (via explore-blog)

…it might have been our gut bacteria that spurred us, back in our caveman days, to learn to get along with others. Look at it from the bacteria’s perspective: The better their human hosts became at socializing, the more likely it would be that they would prosper and multiply. And the more humans there were, the more real estate there was for the gut bacteria.

“It’s better for humans to be in social groups, but also better for bacteria,…”

John Cryan, a neuroscience professor at Ireland’s University College Cork.

More: When Yogurt Affects the Brain - The Atlantic

Lo que mira Mateo #mateoishere #hyperlapse

No creo que se deba defender la universidad pública tal y como la conocíamos, sino que se ha de concebir como un lugar donde se pueda producir un conocimiento surgido del común y que revierta en éste los beneficios que genere. La forma en que se produzca y distribuya esa riqueza será una cuestión política clave, así como también lo es la transformación radical de las relaciones de poder que sustentan las universidades.