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Learning, the Brain, and Technology

Technology is affecting our brains. It is controlling and enslaving those who have become addicted to ultra smart devices and virtual social networking.

People are drawn into the technology by the potential of short-term rewards. Every contact offers the potential for a social, sexual, or professional opportunity. The mini-reward is like a squirt of dopamine for answering the Pavlov bell.

There is no doubt that many are becoming impulsive.

A recent study at Case Western Reserve University correlated heavy texting and social media use with stress, depression, and suicidal thinking—especially among adolescents.

These depressed youth were the most intense web users, spending more hours on e-mail, chats, video games, and file sharing. They also opened, closed, and switched browser windows … >>>