Are the implications for bloggers that they should reflect on their learning but not spend TOO much time doing so? Or, could we argue that blogging is “reflection lite” and people working on their doctorates end up brooding too much?
BBC News – It’s good to think – but not too much, scientists say:
By Katie Alcock Science reporter, BBC News
People who were more sure of their answer had more brain cells in the front-most part of the brain – known as the anterior prefrontal cortex.
This part of the brain has been linked to many brain and mental disorders, including autism. Previous studies have looked at how this area functions while people make real time decisions, but not at differences between individuals.
Cognitive psychologist Dr Tracy Alloway from the University of Stirling, who was not involved in the latest study, said that some people have a tendency to brood too much and this leads to a risk of depression.Working memory involves the ability to remember pieces of information for a short time, but also while you are remembering them, to do something with them.Those with poorer working memory, the 10-15% of people who could only remember about two things, were more likely to mull over things and brood too much.
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