Is Surfing the Internet Altering Your Brain? - TechAmok
Is Surfing the Internet Altering Your Brain? - [internet]
11:34 AM EDT - Oct,27 2008 - post a comment
The Internet is not just changing the way people live but
altering the way our brains work
with a neuroscientist arguing this is an
evolutionary change which will put the tech-savvy at the top of the new social
order. The good news is that surfing the internet is making you guys super
brainiacs. The bad news is that it is also turning some of you into internet
addicts with Attention Deficit Disorder. Heh, what now? :P
Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California who specializes in brain
function, has found through studies that Internet searching and text messaging
has made brains more adept at filtering information and making snap decisions.
But while technology can accelerate learning and boost creativity it can have
drawbacks as it can create Internet addicts whose only friends are virtual and
has sparked a dramatic rise in Attention Deficit Disorder diagnoses.
Small, however, argues that the people who will come out on top in the next
generation will be those with a mixture of technological and social skills.
"We're seeing an evolutionary change. The people in the next generation who are
really going to have the edge are the ones who master the technological skills
and also face-to-face skills," Small told Reuters in a telephone interview.
"They will know when the best response to an email or Instant Message is to talk
rather than sit and continue to email.
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