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Addicted to Our Screens, or Merely Obsessed?

Are we actually really addicted to our screens in the way that people become addicted to alcohol, gambling, or drugs? Scientists debate whether we truly are. What no one seems to dispute is that our attention spans have gone to hell. Continue reading

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Digital Distractions: Your Brain on Screens

We need to stop treating every new piece of tech gear as an unalloyed good, and start questioning the pernicious effect it has on our brains and our being. Continue reading

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Podcast: Digital Distractions & Your Brain on Screens

Scientists debate whether we are truly addicted to our devices. They also question whether the internet makes us dumber by weakening memory or smarter by showering us with facts, and whether social apps isolate us more than they connect us. What no one seems to dispute is that our attention spans have gone to hell. Continue reading

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