Why the Modern World is Bad For Your Brain

I fucking knew this shit!!!:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jan/18/modern-world-bad-for-brain-daniel-j-levitin-organized-mind-information-overload

Just today I thought of throwing my phone in Lady Bird Lake.  I have become acutely aware lately of how much time I have been wasting doing meaningless tasks when I could be doing more meaningful things.  My reading pace has greatly slowed in the last month or two as I have had increasing work to do on my phone.  It isn’t just the time it takes to do the work.  When I do try to slow my mind down to concentrate it takes me longer to focus.  I’ve noticed how few people I know read period, and I know a pretty interesting cross section of folks.  I can’t help but feel these devices are slowly draining our ability to focus and to critically think about complex issues.  It appears science is slowly saying the same thing. 

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