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  • GPS Flickr

    How technology challenges our brains and relationships

    by Ripple Effect

    These days you can't escape the influence of technology on our lives — from competing with a smartphone for personal interaction, to how our brains are losing navigational skills in favour of the GPS. The ripple effects are all around us.

    Posted: Jun 28, 2016 8:36 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 9:03 AM ET
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  • Dean Burnett

    Thursday July 21, 2016

    The Current ENCORE: Neuroscientist and comedian Dean Burnett thinks your brain is an idiot

    New discoveries suggest the brain is more complex than previously known. The grey matter may be even more complicated. But according to one neuroscientist, it can really mess things up for us and feels the organ is worthy of greater exploration.

    Posted: Jul 21, 2016 12:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 21, 2016 9:24 AM ET
    Listen 23:16
  • USA-ELECTION/REPUBLICANS

    Friday July 22, 2016

    The Current Republican convention shows 'triumph of celebrity over politics,' says historian

    Last night Donald Trump proclaimed only he could save the country. But some say he could end up destroying the Republican party itself. The Current looks back on the Republican National Convention and how Trump's candidacy fits in the history of the GOP.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2016 9:21 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2016 1:13 PM ET
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    Listen 19:38
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