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Technology and the brain

Posted by Ming Ling on October 16, 2010

Examining the benefits of technology on the brain…

Beyond paddling: children and technology

One of the most sensible articles yet published on children, technology and the brain has just appeared in the scientific journal Neuron. It’s titled “Children, Wired: For Better and for Worse” and has been made open-access so you can read it in full online.

…as well as the potential drawbacks of its overuse.

Your Brain on Computers – Studying the Brain Off the Grid, Professors Find Clarity

Five scientists spent a week in the wilderness to understand how heavy use of technology changes how we think and behave.

(Unfortunately, they confounded a natural landscape with being unplugged, but presumably the real research being planned would address that.)


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