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Taking Swipes at the Smartphone Generation

Cleombrotus2011 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 8:07 AM
Dunno about the computer screen but Neuroscientists like Joseph Chilton Pearce (The Magical Child) will tell you that whenever one views a television screen, their brain uses the exact same neural pathways EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. In other words: no new brain growth. No new synapses formed. Think about that for a while, especially if you have infant children whom you set before a television screen to keep them occupied.
Ann Anon Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 12:36 PM
Very scary. It means they get better and better at searching out nuance in viewing. It was a skill set used for hunting as they re lit up those synapses to take advantage of what they had learned previously about animal behavior and helped them to add information and to be better hunters. Now it is helping them to be better buyers of TV offers I suppose.
The digital age continues to confuse and confound a generation of adults who have learned to participate in it, but lack the ability for what Ethel Merman as Annie Oakley called "doin' what comes naturally."

We still think a microwave is for heating coffee and thawing frozen food, never the name of a computer game. We weren't born to researching on Wikipedia or Googling for facts. Our fingers can text, but often strike two letters on the Android, making for some strange communications. We despair of catching up with the tools at hand and wonder what it all means for the...