What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains

Posted on May 9, 2013

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.

The creators of this video interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," about how the Internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think.

According to Carr, in prehistoric times when humans were in constant danger from animals and the surroundings, there are benefits to learning everything about what is happening around them to better respond to threats. And there may be evidence that dopamine, the pleasure hormone, is released when something new is learn.

This is very much related to how we react to the constant stream of information that the Internet provides and why we can't seem to disconnect even for a little while.

Watch the fun video to understand more on the issue and how we can cut down on unnecessary stimulation to our brains.

Category(s):Addictions, Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattention, Impulsivity, & Hyperactivity (ADHD), Learning Difficulties

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