Behavioral Plasticity and Technosensory Addiction

SFGate has a great article on technology addiction

“If our attention span constricts to the point where we can only take information in 140-character sentences, then that doesn’t bode too well for our future,”

He noted that reliance on even the simplest programs – such as a spell-checker in a word-processing program or a contact list that memorizes all your phone numbers for you – are short-circuiting the brain’s ability to process details.

“It’s a challenge for many kids just to sit silently for a few minutes without moving around, looking for some kind of stimulation,” he said. “We need that ability to center ourselves.”

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