Monday, May 18, 2015

The impact of new technology on the brain – Marie Claire

In our ultra-connected society, man is constantly approached by new technologies. In a finger movement on your smartphone, you now have the opportunity to follow the news, watch your mail, and even take a quick glance at your Facebook guy.

A hyper-connectivity, in addition to developing psychological illnesses like fomo or nomophobie , has had the effect of reducing average concentration of human ability 4 seconds. Attached to 12 seconds on average, it fell in the space of 15 years to 8 seconds. To compare, concentration ability of a goldfish is 9 seconds. Results for the less scary!

Small positive, man has nevertheless increased its ability to do several things at the same time thanks to new technologies.

These data are due to constant solicitation of electronic devices, their speed of execution and the optimization of information, more and more numerous. 77 % of young people between 18 and 24 go on their smartphone as they s ‘bored and 52% consult it every 30 minutes to see more. An addiction that causes an inability to live in the moment and the constant feeling of being overbooked.

Some, however, take the opposite view tend to realizing such a digital detox (cut new technologies for a few days more) . A dedicated phone only for calls is also planned, the “Light Phone”.


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