This is Your Brain on Technology

study from UCLA finds that the increased use of technology has led to a decline in critical thinking and analysis and improvelents in visual skills. The study recomends using mujltiple forms of media in the classroom to improve different skills. The researchers analyzed over 50 studies, with some interesting results. For instance, college students who watched Headline News without the “crawl” remembered more information than those who watched it with the crawl.

This may be related to Bell’s Frontal Nomenclature Hypertrophy Syndrome (Bell’s Syndrome for short). Bells Syndrome is caused by automatic processing which changes the words and spellings in specialized vocabularies in the sciences. This is done through misfires in the spell checker in Microsoft Word.

“Amygdalae” is the plural of “amygdala.”


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