What does cable news do to your brain? A neurosurgeon explains Print
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Monday, 28 October 2019 12:35

Marc Arginteanu, MD writes in a KevinMD post on 10.25.19:
 
The availability of up to the minute information, presented 24/7/365, could assist a democratic society in making the best choices in determining its future. That was the promise of cable news. Unfortunately, cable news has fallen short of its potential and has led to the further polarization of America. More than that, it has changed the way your brain works. Not for the better...Brain science supports the notion that intellectual bubbles, such as those created by cable news, are bad for society. Citizens are intellectually impoverished by the absence of input from those with different life experiences and different perspectives. 

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