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How digital technologies are leaving their mark on our brains
Susan Greenfield Ph.D.
Cyberbullies are targeting their victims for the same reasons they do in traditional bullying- but the social networking site environment is amplifying the effects of the attack.
In 2015, selfies resulted in the deaths of more people than those from shark attacks. Why are we so obsessed with broadcasting our grinning faces?
There is growing backlash against iPads in the classroom, as there remains no evidence that they help learning, and some experts even argue they could have a negative effect.
Video games vs Novels - which is better in teaching empathy?
Searching the Internet for information creates an illusion of knowledge, in which we think we are smarter than we really are.
Action video games improve low level attention and visuospatial memory, but is there a link between gaming and a more global loss of memory reminiscent of dementia?
Babies as young as six months old are being given smartphones to play with. Pediatric experts have weighed in on the benefits and risks of giving infants smartphones.
New research shows that aimless, excessive Internet use is associated with changes in the brain consistent with addictions. What could be addictive about endlessly surfing the web?
What happens to our brains when we let our smartphones do the thinking for us?
Engaging in several tasks at once might seem like a wonderful solution for keeping pace with the speed of twenty-first-century life, but the price paid could be high.
Emails, texts and social network notifications are thought to trigger dopamine releases, a neurotransmitter in the brain that is linked to pleasure.
Technology is making us poorer communicators- but time away from the screen can improve interpersonal skills very quickly when replaced with experience of the natural environment
Susan Greenfield, Ph.D., is a British scientist, writer, broadcaster and member of the House of Lords.