Coping

How Our Ancient Brains Are Coping in the Age of Digital Distraction

This story appeared in the May perhaps 2020 difficulty. Subscribe to Discover magazine for much more stories like this.


At our really basis, says cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, “humans are info-trying to find creatures.” 

And that may perhaps be the dilemma.

Although the online and intelligent products give us unprecedented access to the information we covet, we seem clueless about coping with the deluge these technologies have unleashed.

According to a current study by the Nielsen market place-exploration team, the regular American spends nearly 4 hours a working day on computer systems and cellular products — and nearly a quarter

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