Jaan Aru

Jaan Aru is a senior research fellow of cognitive psychology and psychology of law and a research fellow in computational neuroscience at the University of Tartu.

Smart devices don’t make you better in your work

The Estonian neuroscientist, Jaan Aru, explains why smartphone addiction can have negative consequences. No one regrets in the last hour of their life that “I didn’t respond faster to an e-mail”. But for some reason, people think that constantly checking e-mails on a smart device and answering them right away …

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Jaan Aru: Less is more – the modern working environment can paralyse the brain

The human brain is the most creative and flexible computing device in the known universe. Unfortunately, the modern working environment often turns this magical machine into a pocket calculator, writes Estonian researcher Jaan Aru. Intuitively, it seems that being a workaholic is nowadays a key prerequisite for success, given the overabundance of information. We want …

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