Washington State Magazine

Summer 2010


Summer 2010

[+]
In This Issue...

Features

Dear Reader :: A printed magazine story sits alone on a page with relatively little competition for the reader's attention. An online story sits only a few keystrokes from a torrent of other stories, tweets, videos, free classifieds and emails. And why exactly does this matter? by Eric Sorensen

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Jaak Panksepp on the brain and searching the web }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Patty Ericsson on digital communication }

Time Out in the World :: Today's graduates aren't just dropping into the rat race. They're going to Africa, South America, Seattle and Spokane. They're out to see the world and make a difference. by Hannelore Sudermann

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: A Different Kind of Spring Break }

The Academic Library in the Age of Google :: Information naivete suggests a broader blind faith in the offerings of Google–mirroring a general faith in technology that in some ways defines our culture and propels our economy. by Tim Steury

Big Ideas :: We delve into WSU's rich intellectual history, listing some of the great ideas and discoveries that have come out of our institution. by staff writers

Essay

Booked: The Long Sentence of an Apprentice Reader :: What would it mean to refuse connectedness? Is it even possible? by Bill Morelock '77

Panoramas

Departments

:: LETTERS

:: IN SEASON: The best berries

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Video: Press conference with WSU athletic director Bill Moos }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Gallery: Strawberries }

Tracking

The Adventure Cougs

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Hike: Dan Nelson's Mount Rainier Hike }

{ WEB EXCLUSIVE–Coordinates: The World's Most Dangerous Road }

Cover photo: Scott Jones "taking time off." By Rajah Bose

Summer 2010
Web Exclusives

Video: Jaak Panksepp on the brain and searching the web

| © Washington State University

Washington State University neuroscientist Jaak Panksepp discusses how a simple web search can be driven by one of the brain’s most fundamental impulses.

Read what other WSU professors say about reading and thinking in the digital world in "Dear reader" in the Summer 2010 issue of Washington State Magazine.

Categories: Biological sciences, Computer sciences | Tags: Video, Brain, Internet, Neuroscience, Addiction