Hi, all. Hubby has started gabapentin (Neurontin). He says it makes him "jittery". Anyone else? That one's not on the list of "most common side effects". He's on just 300mg a day (full therapeutic dose can be 1200 mg plus) so... Ideas? What do I tell his doctor Monday?
Does anyoen else think Twitter lowers IQ? Like, even more than the most rabid Facebook stuff?
Or is Twitter where people's subconscious stuff comes out and we see what lurks in the m all the time?
One study in 2018 revealed that, if they didn't do it all wrong, Twitter use can reduce IQ test scores by 25 to 40 points. The Stanford Social Media study center called that "significant". I'd say it's about what I'd expect...
Why? you ask. Why does Leo expect this? B/c Twitter to me is like a bar on Friday night.... ALL THE TIME. Everyone goes in thinking, "I got this!" and staggers out at 2 AM in a foul mood, with a bottle in one hand, snarling, "Whaddafug!"
Meanwhile, IQ tests are bashed for being inaccurate measures (true) and biased (true) toward white middle-class white-collar folks from suburban or urban settings (true)... But they do help measure some things in their remodeled forms, and it also gives MENSA a reason to live. It's one facet of intelligence. In fact, you may score lower than your actual "intellectual quotient" (more like "awareness and analysis") if you let yourself *feel*... Ditto the EQ and ThisQ and ThatQ tests that have arisen in the last few decades. Each is *one* facet. We're diamonds. We got more than one;-)
What about Facebook? Well, 10 years ago, it tried to claim it was intelligence-enhancing. No. But it did make people FEEL more intelligent. Meanwhile, I read The Economist, and still feel like an ignorant idiot... This explains a lot about why Facebook is more popular than The Economist. (Which I read to try to educate myself. Still working on that intelligence of mine. *sigh*)
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