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Hooked on gadgets – paying a mental price

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This New York Times piece on our increasing addiction to gadgets and devices is definitely worth a read. Especially if you’re spending long hours staring at a small screen (or two) each day.

Yeah that includes you…what are you doing reading this? Go outside or do something interesting. Heh.

 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.

 Hooked on gadgets   paying a mental price

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

  • Marcelo

    found what my problem is!!! Thanks!

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