Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Your Brain on Gadgets

Coupled with my post from a week ago, this NY Times article almost makes me want to give up technological gadgets all together, for fear that this is happening to me:
"Scientists say juggling e-mail, phone calls and other incoming information can change how people think and behave. They say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information.

These play to a primitive impulse to respond to immediate opportunities and threats. The stimulation provokes excitement — a dopamine squirt — that researchers say can be addictive. In its absence, people feel bored."

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