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How the Internet enables intimacy

31 Jul 2014 Milad Moodi
We worry that IM, texting, Facebook are spoiling human intimacy, but Stefana Broadbent's research shows how communication tech is capable of cultivating deeper relationships, bringing love across barriers like distance and workplace rules.

About speaker

Stefana Broadbent holds a Ph.D. in Cognitive science from the University of Edinburgh, and a degree in Psychology from the Univesité de Genève. Read more about her.

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commitment

the hard work and loyalty that someone gives to an organization, activity etc 

impose

if someone in authority imposes a rule, punishment, tax etc, they force people to accept it

sphere

a particular area of activity, work, knowledge etc

impact

the effect or influence that an event, situation etc has on someone or something

tension

if there is tension between two things, there is a difference between the needs or influences of each, and that causes problems

fundamentally

in every way that is important or basic

transformation

a complete change in someone or something

distinction

a clear difference or separation between two similar things

residential

a residential part of a town consists of private houses, with no offices or factories

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