How Tetris Makes You Smarter is an article that pleases me as I can read it and feel that my time playing Tetris was not wasted. It must have made my gray matter neurons quite thick.
Through my use of social media, my online world is shaped by programs whose very purpose is to narrow what I see and increase the predictability of my responses.
If I'd only read about politics via my social media feeds, populated by like-minded Maud's, I would be surprised by things, like the victory of a right-wing mayor.
When like-minded people gather in groups, they tend to become more extreme in their views than they were before. Even if they have thick gray matter neurons.
Therefore I must conclude that I slowly turning into an extreme version of Maud Newton. My response to this if fairly predictable: I am pleased.