Monday, June 14, 2010

But First, Don't You Have to Untangle All Those Wires?

There is a vibrant debate among scientists over whether technology’s influence on behavior and the brain is good or bad, and how significant it is.

"The bottom line is, the brain is wired to adapt," said Steven Yantis, a professor of brain sciences at Johns Hopkins University. "There’s no question that rewiring goes on all the time," he added. But he said it was too early to say whether the changes caused by technology were materially different from others in the past.

~ from the New York Times article, "Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price" by Matt Richtel ~

Photo by Edd Sowden

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