No. Everything around you changes your brain. Your brain is the most complex thing we know. Neural billiards with endless connections with each other.
Taxi drivers and musicians
If you look at a hippocampus (part of the brain that deals with navigation) of a London taxi driver, you will see that it is bigger than most people. This is because to become licensed taxi drivers, it seems to memorize hundreds of roads in the city of London. And when it feeds the brain with all these paths, this part of the brain develops.
If you are learning to play piano, guitar, or any other musical instrument, time teaches you exactly where to put your fingers without thinking. At first, you are aware of the position of your fingertips, but with practice, this becomes automatic. The way your brain is programmed has changed in order to achieve this.
And it has been discovered that the minds of professional musicians have more gray in brain parts that deal with motor skills that need to be played an instrument.
From the study of taxi drivers and musicians, we can see that it is not just the relationships in the brain that change, and its structure. Your brain teaches and changes with everything you do. Then why would not it change from our frequent use of the computer, smartphone, and intruder?
It’s not a problem, it’s simply an adaptation to the environment.
People can not read anymore – is this true?
Some researchers have recently discovered that “overweight reading” is the new norm. According to them, reading from the screen has made us unable to read something in depth.
An experiment supposed to demonstrate this brought two groups of students and let them read the same text – a story. A group of students reads from a book and another from the screen. When tested, those who read from the book could answer textual questions more efficiently than screen readers.
This should make us believe that screens prevent us from reading something in depth. But you can also derive from the screens that enable us to read the surface. This is a skill we need, and it is quite possible that a “scroll” on the screen allows us to read superficially more easily than in a book where you need to change the pages.
Recently, a company selling anti-virus software came to the conclusion that in the digital age, people do not remember the things they should remember. This phenomenon was called “Digital Amnesia.”
They conducted a survey of 6000 people from different European countries and asked about the use of technological tools. From the result, they concluded that using phone numbers is affecting how we remember things.
It seems that people of a certain age can not remember the phone numbers of the closest people they have but can remember the phone number they had when they were much smaller.
This is no wonder. If you have a mobile phone, you do not have to remember the numbers. Gives the name of the person you are calling, and the phone gets that number for you. If the question was about the street addresses, it is certain that the interviewers would know both the childhood and the current addresses, even if they have the address stored on the phone. This is because it is valuable information. Why should you remember things that you do not need?
Why should you worry?
Does any of these things present a real problem?
We change. All the time. Our bodies change, our brain changes. No wonder.
We can read deeply if we want, but we can read thoroughly when we need it. Let’s be honest, how complex is a tweet to stay and analyze?
Then, is the internet changing our brain?
Of course, but maybe he’s changing it for the better.
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