Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime (excerpts from the NY Times 8/25/10)
Cellphones, which in the last few years have become full-fledged computers with high-speed Internet connections, let people relieve the tedium of exercising, the grocery store line, stoplights or lulls in the dinner conversation.
The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.
Answer by kristinas8 at 10:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2010
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:04 PM on Aug. 26, 2010
Answer by JGRIMMER at 5:13 PM on Aug. 26, 2010