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Posts tagged “Baroness Greenfield”

Feature: For Science?

Is Baroness Greenfield A Nuclear Bomb?

No. No she is not. But Baroness Greenfield recently came under some considerable fire for making inaccurate and unevidenced claims about gaming's effects on the brain. The once highly respected scientist has now become a go-to for the worst sorts of anti-scientific scaremongering. It's one thing when a Melanie Phillips type writes any old rubbish that falls out of her face, but when it's the…

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Gaming Brain: Expert Response To Greenfield

On Friday, when I was off having better things to do that pick apart another misleading and harmful series of half-truths and outright nonsense about the horrors of videogaming, Jim put things rather more succinctly. Baroness Von Greenfield continued her sad descent from being respected by anyone, and once more proved that a lot of knowledge combined with absolutely no knowledge at all is a…

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Top Scientist Addles Brain, Warns Gamer

The Sun, yesterday: COMPUTER games and Facebook can addle kids' brains, a top scientist warned yesterday. Baroness Greenfield said they may lead to temporary "dementia". It'd be great to think this was just the tabloid rag taking Greenfield's words out of context, but sadly she has a record of saying unfounded things about the "negative" impact of technology. Not that I deny that kids should…

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