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Your Brain on Tech

Technology is a true necessity for most. Whether working from home or just for entertainment; access to technology helps us all stay informed and connected.

However, all this technology may be harmful to our brain functioning. Consider the following:

Let’s say you’re watching videos on YouTube, streaming a show, or even scrolling through TikToc – these “activities” stimulate and bombard your brain’s visual system, which is found in the occipital lobe.

Meanwhile, your frontal lobe (the area of your brain responsible for reading, writing and memory) is completely idle.

This mismatch of sensory stimuli not only affects your brain’s function but also negatively affects the functioning of your nervous system.

Consider for a moment the lengthy evolution of our human brain. Now, introduce technology, whether general screen time, video games or even just watching a movie… It’s only in the last few decades that this unbalanced, intense, and artificial stimulation has become a part of our everyday lives.

Are our brains meant or prepared to handle this?

What about a younger, still-developing brain?

What may be the long-term effects of a brain raised on this technology?

Make an effort every day to seek out activities which balance your brain’s functioning:

· Going for a family walk

· Playing board or memory games

· Imaginative playtime

Movement, human interactions (speaking, listening, responding, interpreting body language), recall, and decision-making are more important than ever to include in our everyday lives!


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