Llega a nettime este mensaje con un enlace a un estudio que demuestra que la televisión embrutecedora embrutece. Un estudio no hace verano, pero ya saben: si suena bien y cuadra con nuestros sesgos, seguramente sea cierto1.

El asunto es que cada vez que se menciona a Berlusconi me da por recordar esta otra publicación:

A patient (V.Z.) is described as being affected by progressive bilateral atrophy of the mesial temporal lobes resulting in semantic dementia. Vis-à-vis virtually nil recognition of even the most familiar faces (including those of her closest relatives) as well as of objects and animals, V.Z. could nevertheless consistently recognize and name the face of Silvio Berlusconi, the mass media tycoon and current Italian Prime Minister. The experimental investigation led to the conclusion that Mr Berlusconi's face was seen as an icon rather than as a face. This telling effect of Mr Berlusconi's pervasive propaganda constitutes an unprecedented case in the neuropsychological literature.


  1. no sean tan cínicos.