How The Internet Is Re-Wiring Our Brains

Check out this look into the ways the Internet actually changes our brain structure. Sort of scary.

Facebook Psychology
Source: www.bestmastersinpsychology.com

According the graphic, which lists several reputable sources here are some of the more crazy facts:

– The average attention span of Americans has gone from 12 seconds to 8 seconds in only a decade
– People who have been using the Internet for a while appear to have a fundamentally altered pre-frontal cortex
– Internet signals (like that little red thing in Facebook) trigger dopamine responses related to love and sex, causing us to come back for more
– The average person sits in front of a screen 8.5 hours per day

Just one more reason to step away from the screen and get out of that non-stop digital hum.

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