Impact Of The Internet
"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots" - Albert Einstein
As we dig deeper into the tech-age, computers are seemed to be taking over our brain muscles bit by bit. From small facts to big topics, an external hard drive is used to store the. As the IT world becomes increasingly innovative, people are forgetting the heart of biological coding which infact is the heart of all development.
I am here to discuss the impacts of surfing on the brain.
The Internet may GIVE YOU AN ADDICT'S BRAIN. MRI research has shown that the brains of Internet users’ changes similar to those seen in people addicted to drugs and alcohol. A 2011 study showed that unplugging from technology for one day gave some users physical and mental withdrawal symptoms.
The majority of people we see with serious Internet addiction are gamers. Infact, such addictions cause them to disregard their obligations. Even after unplugging a lot of addicted people feel bored.
MEMORY PROBLEMS. Even after a normal session of social media browsing, it can lead to information overload and make it harder for your brain to 'file away' information in your memory.
A 2009 study from Stanford University suggests that the brains of people may find it difficult to pay attention and switch from one job to another efficiently. Also, a recent study suggests that excessive internet use may cause parts of teenagers’ brains to waste away, Scientists discovered signs of atrophy of grey matter in the brains of heavy internet users that grew worse over time. This could affect their concentration and memory, as well as their ability to make decisions and set goals. It could also reduce their inhibitions and lead to ‘inappropriate’ behaviour.
Internet reduces our attention. A growing number of books, including The Shallows, argue that the internet and digital gadgets are making it harder for us to concentrate.
While young people are undoubtedly capable of long periods of concentration, those who spend a lot of time alone using technology tend to have less in the way of communication skills, self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
It's not because they don't have the capabilities. But because they are spending so much time communicating remotely with people rather than face-to-face. When they come into situations where they have to work with others, they appear not to concentrate on people.
INTERNET USE IS GOOD FOR THE BRAIN. For middle-aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests. A University of California Los Angeles team found searching the web stimulated centres in the brain that controlled decision-making and complex reasoning. The researchers say this might even help to counteract the age-related physiological changes that cause the brain to slow down.
Internet searching engages complicated brain activity, which may help exercise and improve brain function.