Monday, August 30, 2010


In time for the start of the semester comes a reminder that “Digitial Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime.” In case you need justification for taking an occasional break from your screen, this article suggests one reason why many of us feel overstimulated and overhwelmed by the amount of data we encounter every day.

"When people keep their brains busy with digital input," the article states, "they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas." One scientist puts it more bluntly: When the brain is constantly stimulated, he says, “you prevent this learning process.”

Read the entire article here.

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