Tweets on a single topic ("Cognitive Resources") published within a short period.
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May 5 2011: The cost of an activity can be measured in money or time or something even more valuable: the cognitive resources it uses. [view in context] 4663
May 5 2011: "Cognitive resources" are the thinking time required for a task, equivalent to CPU time on a computer. 4664
May 5 2011: Driving or jogging require very little thinking time. Reading, watching TV or doing a crossword puzzle require nearly 100%. 4665
May 5 2011: Many who are frugal with money would thinking nothing of wasting cognitive resources on TV, novels or other unproductive pursuits. 4666
May 5 2011: People who do a lot of reading think of themselves as more literate, but it can be just as unproductive as hours of mindless TV. 4667
May 5 2011: What are you doing with your cognitive resources? Are you putting them to good use or just killing time? 4668
May 5 2011: RT @brainpicker The cognitive cost of doing things http://j.mp/lYyyM0 4669
May 5 2011: "Boredom" to most people is having excess cognitive resources at their disposal. They will do anything to burn them up. 4670
May 5 2011: Most people are incapable of unstructured, free-form thinking. They need structure from the outside for their brain to accomplish anything. 4671
May 5 2011: Cognitive discipline is being able to sit for hours alone in an empty room and come out of it having accomplished significant work. 4672
May 5 2011: Boredom is an affliction of boring people. 4673
May 5 2011: Two jobs that pay the same can require vastly different cognitive resources. You can be using 98% of your thinking time or 2%. 4674
May 5 2011: Some people prefer all-engrossing jobs because they don't have any meaningful use for their thinking time otherwise. 4675
May 5 2011: If you are engaged in a meaningful personal project, the more time you spend thinking about it, the more creative solutions you'll find. 4676
May 5 2011: If you're not engaged in any meaningful personal project, then extra thinking time won't help you. You'll merely be bored. 4677
May 5 2011: Simply planning your future life is a meaningful project. Some do it continuously; others refuse to do it at all. 4678
May 5 2011: To some, a long journey by plane or car is an arduous task disrupting their life. To others, it is a pleasure, a precious chance to think. 4679
May 5 2011: Cognitive discipline is to check into a hotel room and never even think to turn on the TV. 4680
May 5 2011: How many people really know how to think? Only a tiny portion of the human population. The rest merely react to their environment. 4681
May 5 2011: How has your mind been occupied today? Is it meaningful stuff or just neurological junk food? 4682
May 5 2011: He who wastes cognitive resources is essentially wasting his life. 4683
May 5 2011: #### End. This has been a live 1-hour essay: "Cognitive Resources". We now resume our regularly scheduled programming. [view in context]
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