‘You can fake anything on the internet’: Professors host day to teach WA students to combat misinformation
Seattle-area students participated in learning to examine information found on the internet. Some of the lessons they learned could benefit us older folks as well.
CNN reports on research results recently published in Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association: “Elderly adults who napped at least once a day or more than an hour a day were 40% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than those who did not nap daily or napped less than an hour a day.”
This article on the several different types of sensory memory helps explain how “sensory memories of a lost loved one may become activated during everyday activities.”
Two years of living with the coronavirus has been spirit-depleting for obvious reasons, but this weariness has been compounded by the fact that the pandemic has defied our attempts to snap it into a satisfying story framework. . . . The coronavirus’s volatile arc has thwarted a basic human impulse to storify reality—instinctively, people tend to try to make sense of events in the world and in their lives by mapping them onto a narrative. If we struggle to do that, researchers who study the psychology of narratives told me, a number of unpleasant consequences might result: stress, anxiety, depression, a sense of fatalism, and, as one expert put it, “feeling kind of crummy.”
“a surprising number of this season’s dramas are based on real events and real people,” and some of them even feature getting-older actors.
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