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There Is a New Link Between Screen-Time and Autism

Don’t expect boys to “grow out of” their obsession with screens. Continue reading

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Big Mistake: Small Kids Left to Their Own Devices

Relaxing rules for kids and screen tech is probably a mistake. Continue reading

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Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations

Richard Cytowic review of Nicholas Carr’s “Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations” Continue reading

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Ambivalence in Addiction

Smartphone addiction is no different from the hard-drug physical kind. [Cross-posted at The Fallible Mind, my blog at Psychology Today] Ambivalence is a prominent feature in addictions whether of the physical or behavioral kind. Valence is the positive or negative … Continue reading

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Poison Apple: Technology Fads Make Your Kids Dumber

Don’t assume that any technology labeled “educational” is an unalloyed good.   [Cross-posted at The Fallible Mind, my blog at Psychology Today] Two award-winning teachers with more than 30 years of classroom experience say that kids are getting dumber.* The … Continue reading

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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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