Several studies over the past few years point to changes that are taking place in humans due to the technology we are exposed to. Technology has made people think, feel and dream differently and it has altered memory, attention spans, and sleep cycles. These changes are attributed to the brain’s ability to alter its behavior based on new experiences, also known as neuroplasticity. Some of the observed changes are a greater likelihood to dream in color for younger people who grew up with color television and movies, made more people fear missing out on things, and caused many to miss out on sleep because of electronic devices. Other studies suggest overall memory is not as good, and attention span and concentration have decreased for younger generations. The studies have found that positive effects include better visual skills and more creativity , which are offset by poorer impulse control. Most experts are not clear as to whether or not the overall impact is positive, but they do agree that technology is changing the way people think.—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
8 Ways Tech Has Completely Rewired Our Brains, By Rebecca Hiscottmar,
http://mashable.com/2014/03/14/tech-brains-neuroplasticity, Accessed March 14, 2014.
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