The Dr. Oz show had a segment yesterday on the Damaging Affects of Technology on the brains of children. To study how the young brain is affected by rapid stimulation researchers exposed mice to switching sounds and light; mimicking the behavior of children who constantly switch between various technologies--computers, cell phones, video games.....
The results were chilling. Compared to the peer group (not stimulated) mice whose brains were simulated by switching sounds and lights:
--took 3 times longer to learn a maze.
--they had less nerve cells in the area of the brain that controls memory and learning.
--the damage to the brain was permanent.
Dr Delaney Ruston who is out promoting her movie Screenagers said that studies show that kids who play with crayons, versus kids who play with technology do better academically; they also do not suffer as much from attention deficit disorders.
Technology also puts a big hurt on Mother Earth.