.I was struck by an article I read in the Daily Telegraph (27/10/15). The article was based of the ambition the animator and tech developer, Simon Keown. He was speaking at an exhibition on the ability to create a 3D avatar of a passed loved one. He does this through rendering pictures and videos of […]
I was in a lecture recently on the subject of substance abuse and drug addiction. Specifically, on the way that dopamine is triggered by not just the use of drugs, but also cues associated with that drug. For example, returning to the same room you took the drug in, or being with the same people […]
Facebook is a place where friends go to make meaningful connections. I was reading the newspaper and as I finished, I noticed the advert on the back page – Bold blue background with a small letterbox picture of a couple, with the word ‘Friends’, written underneath. At the bottom of the page was the Facebook […]
Inside Out I recently saw Pixar’s new movie Inside out. I was intrigued to see how Pixar would approach the subject of our inner mental workings.
A study by Dr Kirsten Corder of Cambridge University has found that “Television, computer games and internet use were all harmful to academic performance, but TV viewing was the most detrimental“
Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook is to introduce a dislike button. With over a billion of us active on facebook it has become an integral part of Western society. The dislike button has been requested for years and In a Q&A session held at Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, California, the 31-year-old said: “the button […]
In the Metro newspaper, today (11/9/15) was an article, on the effects of social media usage on teenagers. The study outlined in the paper highlights the growing concern of social media and our reliance on it. Discussing the effect on our younger generation and the correlation between social media and anxiety with teenagers. The study states […]
For part 1 on How Technology is changing dating on Psychalive Relationships. You have negotiated the dating stage and have found a partner. You settle into the conferrable space of a relationship; the ups, downs and early nights in. Life seems good! What strikes me with this picture is where has the buzz of […]
I was at the cinema recently and as normal I was struck by a number of phones in use throughout the film. Now the film in question was great. The film was not the usual mindless Hollywood blockbuster. Instead, a title a bit more heartfelt, a bit grittier. What’s the relevance?
Connecting to Technology How often do you pick up your mobile phone throughout the day? Two or three times maybe? 10? Or even more? It’s old news that Smartphones have enabled us to connect to others in new ways through the internet. And by the nature of our Smartphones we have access to that […]