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Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education – TechCrunch

Empathy technologies like VR, AR, and social media can transform education – TechCrunch Jennifer Carolan Contributor In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker makes the case for reading as a “technology for perspective-taking” that has the capacity to not only evoke people’s empathy but also expand …

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Phone-addicted teens aren’t as happy as those who play sports and hang out IRL, new study suggests

To no parent’s surprise, too much smartphone use makes teens unhappy. So says a new study from San Diego State University, which pulled data from over one million 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-graders in the U.S. showing teens who spent more time on social media, gaming, texting and video-chatting on their phones …

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Revising the results of last year’s study, Posit Science still effectively combats dementia

Revising the results of their headline-grabbing, decade-long study, researchers from top universities still believe that a brain training exercise from app developer Posit Science can actually reduce the risk of dementia among older adults. The groundbreaking study still has incredible implications for the treatment of neurological disorders associated with aging …

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