Teens Digitally Distracted, In Need Of Downtime

Teens Digitally Distracted, In Need Of Downtime

A New York Times feature on the digital habits of a Silicon Valley high school suggest that teens aren't getting enough mental downtime to remember their homework.

John Ryan
  • 22 november 2010

A New York Times feature on the digital habits of Silicon Valley high school students offers insights on how the brain stores information.

A research study lead by Markus Dworak at German Sport University in 2007 found that playing video games led to lower sleep quality and a “significant decline” in test subjects’ ability to remember vocabulary words studied beforehand. Dworak suggests the emotional intensity of the gaming experience overrides the memory of previous study.

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