Hacker News new | past | comments | ask | show | jobs | submit login
IQ Scores Falling (sciencealert.com)
13 points by ynac 7 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 2 comments

Bah!! People are letting their kids be educated and addicted to the gaa-gaa box. Brought up without a loving family environment; with overly busy, disinvolved parents - the reasons for the incomplete development of modern children are obvious.

It's likely (60-85% confidence interval) that although there is enrichment in adolescence that is more sophisticated and detailed compared to previous generations, the lack of meaningful social mind-sharing environs results in a lack of learning crucial mirror-neuron based skills. The screen is warm and cozy, the screen is not so overwhelming to my receptors as social interaction. In a way, our technological prowess is making us perceptual softies, when we should be striving for more full-consciousness experiences.

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact