2. It can Shorten Attention Spans
Computers throw all kinds of stimulus at us, and it can be addictive. The Huffington Post said computers are actually causing our kids’ brains to be “rewired” – instead of storing detailed memories, they’re learning to access shorter pieces of information and cues from their brains.
“Memories are becoming hyperlinks to information triggered by keywords and URLs,” notes a Huffington Post article. While this has been associated with ADHD, the article goes on to suggest that youth of the future may be able to “embrace ADHD as a tool” to quickly share information in a selective manner.