June 8, 2010

this is your brain on computers

From a NY Times Article:

This is your brain on computers.

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.

How true is that?!?

Read the rest of the article by clicking here.

Thanks to Challies for pointing me that way.