#149 – Shrink Rap Radio LIVE #8


Jerry Trumbule, M.A., A.B.D. and Dr. Dave do a live session, discussing issues relating to their longstanding interests in psychology and technology. In particular, the discussion focuses on the Internet as a prosthesis for the brain, memory, elephants that paint, and other delights. The photo above is Jerry as a young scientist of 9 years or so, working in his lab beneath the stairs.

(Psychology podcast by David Van Nuys, Ph.D.)



  1. honeyrococo
    Posted April 23, 2008 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    Before Jerry Uploads His Brain…

    Border Agents Can Search Laptops Without Cause, Appeals Court Rules

    By Ryan Singel April 22, 2008 | 5:21:20

    Federal agents at the border do not need any reason to search through travelers’ laptops, cell phones or digital cameras for evidence of crimes, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, extending the government’s power to look through belongings like suitcases at the border to electronics.

    The unanimous three-judge decision reverses a lower court finding that digital devices were “an extension of our own memory” and thus too personal to allow the government to search them without cause. Instead, the earlier ruling said, Customs agents would need some reasonable and articulable suspicion a crime had occurred in order to search a traveler’s laptop…

    The rest at: http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/

  2. honeyrococo
    Posted May 19, 2008 at 2:52 am | Permalink

    Another for Jerry:



  3. Hans West
    Posted July 25, 2008 at 5:57 am | Permalink


    -1- about IQ
    Intelligence is maybe data storage x processor speed x efficiency of the ‘programs’ (the meme or rather perhabs algorythm that is shoving the different blocks of information around to ‘find’ meaningful orders or combinations or rithms or comparisions.

    -2- about the effect of our internet addiction and soundbite-ism

    If our speaking brain is narrative and we are only left to stutter short stories, by god i hope that we’re adding to our intelligence otherwise by linking our minds to the internet.
    (a huge internet fan)

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