Your brain and other misconceptions

ancient stone statuesFive links that will make your head spin with new possibilities:

1 – Excellent article on how technology manipulates our choices. I like in particular the way it focuses on system level solutions, rather than calling for individuals to change the way they interact with tech.

2 – The dangerous metaphor of the brain as a computer. It’s a metaphor so powerful that it forces out all other ways of thinking about the brain, and that could well harm our ability to research and understand it.

3 – The battle metaphor for cancer treatment isn’t doing us any favors, either.

4 – What if the whole idea of sexual orientation is false? 

5 – What kind of social constructions are disability and diversity, anyway?