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The ears twitch through a range of different positions, which correspond to different brain activity. So when you concentrate, the ears point upwards and when you relax the ears flop down and forwards. Mind control isn't new, but lately advances have been made to make mass market control devices at affordable prices.
Sounds like a good way to expense your summer vacation for these scientists! But on the other hand, the research may actually be very instructive as to how much time we should spend connected to computers and the Internet. Report from the New York Times:
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…Mr. Braver, a psychology professor at Washington University in St. Louis, was one of five neuroscientists on an unusual journey. They spent a week in late May in this remote area of southern Utah, rafting the San Juan River, camping on the soft banks and hiking the tributary canyons.
It was a primitive trip with a sophisticated goal: to understand how heavy use of digital devices and other technology changes how we think and behave, and how a retreat into nature might reverse those effects…
Some of the scientists say a vacation like this hardly warrants much scrutiny.