Why Cooperation Might Have Shrunk Our Brains

Two robotic characters from Portal 2, examining an orange and blue portal
Portal 2

Back in 2010, the game designer Matt Wood was working on a sequel to the hit title Portal, when he ran into a really interesting problem:

The awesome power of two brains working as one.

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Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson

I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”