Monday, June 07, 2010

Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price - NYTimes.com

Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price - NYTimes.com:

Another accentuate-the-negative view of technology

"For better or worse, the consumption of media, as varied as e-mail and TV, has exploded. In 2008, people consumed three times as much information each day as they did in 1960. And they are constantly shifting their attention. Computer users at work change windows or check e-mail or other programs nearly 37 times an hour, new research shows.

The nonstop interactivity is one of the most significant shifts ever in the human environment, said Adam Gazzaley, a neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco.

“We are exposing our brains to an environment and asking them to do things we weren’t necessarily evolved to do,” he said. “We know already there are consequences.”"
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