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