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  • information rewarding The human brain evolved in an environment when there was much less information Any potential information could be helpful a rustling of grass could be a tiger We are in a very different environment than the one we evolved in Our brains weren t designed for all this information Yet our brains want to seek out all this information even though it is maladaptive Why is multitasking a problem Our brain has a very limited bandwidth to process new information It can handle a very small number of thoughts at one time We are only good at doing one thing at a time But we are switching back and forth It takes time for our brain to change from one task to another Switch cost is when it takes your brain a short while to realign for a new task Your brain has to backtrack and figure out where it was in the first place Why do we think we are better at multitasking than we really are It is a huge rationalization fest People aren t good at multitasking People who think they are the best at multitasking they are actually the worst People can t help but multitask and are distracted by devices and screens They can t help themselves and rationalize to themselves that they are good at it What are some ways to combat digital distractions You can t rely on your own willpower to focus because of the brain s thirst for knowledge Devote a period of time when you are turning off the Internet You have to plan ahead to remove distractions and focus Focus on one thing at a time If I am writing a paper and working and I am checking my email every minute I am incurring a switch

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20160127/multitasking-doesnt-work-why-focus-isnt-just-hocus-pocus/ (2016-04-25)
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  • pocus Your cellphone beeps you grab it to read the new text A ding from your computer alerts you to a Facebook post and you check that before you ve finished texting Switching among devices Read More 0 By Joshua Sarinana In Featured News Nedivi Lab News News Press Releases Posted January 14 2016 How neurons lose their connections Strengthening and weakening the connections between neurons known as synapses is vital to the brain s development and everyday function One way that neurons weaken their synapses is by Read More Load More News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/2016/01/ (2016-04-25)
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  • sleep Optogenetic activation of cholinergic neurons in the PPT or LDT induces REM sleep By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 0 Van Dort CJ Zachs DP Kenny JD Zheng S Goldblum RR Gelwan NA Ramos DM Nolan MA Wang K Weng FJ Lin Y Wilson MA Brown EN Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015 Jan 13 112 2 584 9 doi 10 1073 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/optogenetic-activation-of-cholinergic-neurons-in-the-ppt-or-ldt-induces-rem-sleep-2/ (2016-04-25)
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  • depth estimation and variable selection in state space models for neural interfaces Modulation depth estimation and variable selection in state space models for neural interfaces By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 0 Malik WQ Hochberg LR Donoghue JP Brown EN IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 2015 Feb 62 2 570 81 doi 10 1109 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic Lunches Press Inquiries Najat Kessler Communications Administrator Email najatk mit edu Phone

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/modulation-depth-estimation-and-variable-selection-in-state-space-models-for-neural-interfaces/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Common Spatial Patterns for Multichannel EEG Analysis Probabilistic Common Spatial Patterns for Multichannel EEG Analysis By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 1 Wu W Chen Z Gao X Li Y Brown EN Gao S IEEE Trans Pattern Anal Mach Intell 2015 Mar 37 3 639 53 doi 10 1109 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic Lunches Press Inquiries Najat Kessler Communications Administrator Email najatk mit edu Phone 617 452 2485 The

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/probabilistic-common-spatial-patterns-for-multichannel-eeg-analysis/ (2016-04-25)
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  • Institute on Aging Bedside to Bench Conference Research Agenda on Delirium in Older Adults The American Geriatrics Society National Institute on Aging Bedside to Bench Conference Research Agenda on Delirium in Older Adults By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 0 AGS NIA Delirium Conference Writing Group Planning Committee and Faculty J Am Geriatr Soc 2015 May 63 5 843 52 doi 10 1111 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic Lunches Press

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/the-american-geriatrics-societynational-institute-on-aging-bedside-to-bench-conference-research-agenda-on-delirium-in-older-adults/ (2016-04-25)
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  • neuroscience discovery By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 0 Jorgenson LA Newsome WT Anderson DJ Bargmann CI Brown EN Deisseroth K Donoghue JP Hudson KL Ling GS MacLeish PR Marder E Normann RA Sanes JR Schnitzer MJ Sejnowski TJ Tank DW Tsien RY Ugurbil K Wingfield JC Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 2015 May 19 370 1668 pii 20140164 doi 10 1098 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/the-brain-initiative-developing-technology-to-catalyse-neuroscience-discovery/ (2016-04-25)
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  • a neuron Measuring the signal to noise ratio of a neuron By Joshua Sarinana Posted December 29 2015 In Brown Lab Publications Publications 1 Czanner G Sarma SV Ba D Eden UT Wu W Eskandar E Lim HH Temereanca S Suzuki WA Brown EN Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015 Jun 9 112 23 7141 6 doi 10 1073 Recent Posts How the brain processes emotions A new glimpse into working memory Lost memories can be found News Topics Media Mentions Press Releases Neuroscience News Picower e Newsletter Publications Featured News Lab News Bear Lab News Brown Lab News Chung Lab News Flavell Lab News Heiman Lab News Littleton Lab News Miller Lab News Nedivi Lab News Sur Lab News Tonegawa Lab News Tsai Lab News Tye Lab News Wilson Lab News Xu Lab News Publications Bear Lab Publications Brown Lab Publications Chung Lab Publications Flavell Lab Publications Heiman Lab Publications Littleton Lab Publications Miller Lab Publications Nedivi Lab Publications Sur Lab Publications Tonegawa Lab Publications Tsai Lab Publications Tye Lab Publications Wilson Lab Publications Xu Lab Publications Events Colloquia Picower Lectures Special Seminars Symposia Picower Retreats Plastic Lunches Press Inquiries Najat Kessler Communications Administrator Email najatk mit

    Original URL path: https://picower.mit.edu/cms/20151229/measuring-the-signal-to-noise-ratio-of-a-neuron/ (2016-04-25)
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