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1631, 20 May 17

“Journalists’ brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning”

Seems about right.

“Journalists’ brains show a lower-than-average level of executive functioning, according to a new study, which means they have a below-average ability to regulate their emotions, suppress biases, solve complex problems, switch between tasks, and show creative and flexible thinking.

The study, led by Tara Swart, a neuroscientist and leadership coach, analysed 40 journalists from newspapers, magazines, broadcast, and online platforms over seven months. The participants took part in tests related to their lifestyle, health, and behaviour.

It was launched in association with the London Press Club, and the objective was to determine how journalists can thrive under stress.

Each subject completed a blood test, wore a heart-rate monitor for three days, kept a food and drink diary for a week, and completed a brain profile questionnaire.


1631, 20 May 2017


  1. billphoto

    I find it hard to believe the word  “executive” was included in that sentence.

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    When it comes to national media in U.S., I’m surprised they found any brain function at all.


  3. Le Roi du Nord

    Odd that anyone on this site would put any credence on a study conducted using the scientific method.

  4. Paul

    And the white nationalist troll barfs up something incoherent….

  5. Kevin Scheunemann


    Naturally, you are willing to discredit “scientific method” here because it resoundingly criticizes your big government buddies.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    No, that isn’t what I said or implied.  You are making stuff up again.

  7. Kevin Scheunemann


    You chose to ridicule many of us here with your comment. It was an attitude of “how dare you conservative apes use science on something like this.” “I’m the smart bureaucrat in the room, only I can use science appropriately.” “You should check with me before you conservative apes even think about processing science.”

    I’ve run into many like you. They love science as a god unless it destroys their agenda. Then they criticize those using science against their agenda (rather than the science itself). I see it on global warming and/or evolution cult all the time.

    I call your position the: “defense of national liberal media cult.”

  8. Le Roi du Nord


    Sorry, but those are your words not mine.  To paraphrase the The Bard, “Thou doth protest too much, methinks”.

    And I doubt you have run into many like me within your small sphere of acquaintances. Folks like me have a much bigger and long-term view of the world about us, and regularly use facts and proofs in discussion. And if you took the time to really analyze this thread you would see you actually defended my original statement.

  9. Paul

    Keep lying like that, Bore, and your nose will outgrow your Klan hood.

  10. Paul

    And Shakespeare didn’t say that, dipshit.

  11. Le Roi du Nord

    petite paul:

    ” The lady doth protest too much, methinks“, is a figure of speech originally found as a quotation from the c. 1600 play Hamlet by William Shakespeare.  It is used in everyday speech to indicate doubt in someone’s sincerity.

    Source: Wikipedia, and Webster New World Dictionary.

    Like I clearly stated, I was paraphrasing.

    And why don’t you prove this whole klan claim.  Put your knowledge where your mouth is……..

  12. Paul


    That’s a derivative, not paraphrasing. Less time on the Klan activities and more time reading, please.

    Idiot white nationalist troll.

  13. Paul

    And I know you’re angry about getting owned tonight, but please do not burn across my lawn.

  14. Le Roi du Nord

    Nonetheless, it came from the Bard of Avon, and hits the nail right on the head, whereas your drivel is squarely on your thumb.

    If you had a lawn I wouldn’t bother.

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    “Paraphrasing is when something is rewritten in the reader’s own words”.

    Source: GrammerPro

    You have been wrong at every turn today.  Back to bed, maybe tomorrow will be more productive.

  16. Kevin Scheunemann


    Yes, they are my words.

    I was using those words to describe your attitude….thus why I started by saying “It was an attitude…”

    You should love science here.

    My theory is: liberals, like yourself, only love science when it is useful for the for 1st commandment of liberal religion:  “Thou shalt love big government.”

    You were only defending your jounalistic disciples in that religion.   So your attitude, which I eloquently articulated, is understandable….if not inconsistent.


  17. Paul

    Wrong, you neo-Nazi bitch. You were wrong. You got owned. Over and over and over and over.

    Uneducated racist swine has no place here. Get lost, pig.

  18. Paul

    And lot of balls demanding proof of something when you claim to be an elected official. It’s a lie.

    Put up or shut up, Brownshirt.

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