I've heard about this before but reading a journal yesterday gave me a more detailed and factual information about the subject.
Too much use of computers, video games, PDAs, music players and etc. is harmful to our brain's health. Because of these gadgets, people has lost social connections. This means person-to-person interaction and not the social connection websites on the internet. Social connections protect us from stress.
Eye-hand coordination may be developed by playing video games but it restrains the frontal lobe of the brain which blocks memory, attention, and problem-solving skills.
But according to Gary Small MD of IBrain:Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, "It's not all good, it's not all bad. It's about finding the right balance."
What Can We Do?
- Make family meals a priority. Research shows that teens who are hear by the family or parents are less likely to engage in high risk behaviors like taking drugs, pre-marital sex or abortion.
- Vary your tasks. And this is how blogging can be good for us. Switch often between emails, feeding your baby, bloghopping, chores, and composing a post in your blog.