Technology and the brain
Posted by Ming Ling on October 16, 2010
Examining the benefits of technology on the brain…
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.
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.)