Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Internet Is Ruining Your Brain [Mashable]

See the article link for a stark infographic (from the source that also brought you Your Desk Job Makes You Fat, Sick and Dead)
“But we’re not just talking one online shopping experience at a time. Often, we have four tabs open, cycling between emails and shopping, tweeting and word processing. Such multi-tasking actually raises stress levels and lowers creative thinking overall, according to the research compiled by ForensicPsychology.net.
Turns out, multi-tasking online doesn’t positively exercise our brains or mental state. Heavy Internet users are 2.5 times more likely to be depressed. And web addiction reduces the white matter in our brains, basically the transmitters responsible for our memory and sensory abilities.”
The Internet Is Ruining Your Brain [INFOGRAPHIC]
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