How Texting Affects Your Brain
Texting changes our brainwaves unlike any other activity. What exactly does texting do to our brains and what are the benefits?
What Is The Function Of The Various Brainwaves?
“It is well known that the brain is an electrochemical organ; researchers have speculated that a fully functioning brain can generate as much as 10 watts of electrical power. Other more conservative investigators calculate that if all 10 billion interconnected nerve cells discharged at one time that a single electrode placed on the human scalp would record something like five millionths to 50 millionths of a volt. If you had enough scalps hooked up you might be able to light a flashlight bulb.”
Smartphone Use Changing Our Brain And Thumb Interaction, Say Researchers
“Typing text messages, scrolling web pages, and checking your email on your smartphone could be changing the way your thumbs and brain interacts. That’s according to researchers from the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, and University of Fribourg.”
Who Multi-Tasks And Why? Multi-Tasking Ability, Perceived Multi-Tasking Ability, Impulsivity, And Sensation Seeking
“The present study examined the relationship between personality and individual differences in multi-tasking ability. Participants enrolled at the University of Utah completed measures of multi-tasking activity, perceived multi-tasking ability, impulsivity, and sensation seeking. In addition, they performed the Operation Span in order to assess their executive control and actual multi-tasking ability. The findings indicate that the persons who are most capable of multi-tasking effectively are not the persons who are most likely to engage in multiple tasks simultaneously.”
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