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Overuse of devices and digital dementia
 

Overuse of devices and digital dementia

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Mrs Penny Tan, a mother of three children aged 14, 19 and 22, no longer enjoys parenting. "When they were younger, we'd go cycling and do things together," she said. "Now I can hardly get their attention. They will be taking selfies and catching Pokemon. I'm practically losing them." She could well be speaking for most parents. Digital devices have infiltrated almost every aspect of life. They have been blamed for causing harmful changes to the brain, such as memory loss.
 
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18 Oct 2016 - General
 
Jemelyn Mae Sodusta Overuse only the problem of all these consequences one should be non dependable only solution to prevent the situations. Maria Cristina Inserto as you told using gadgets, GPS etc will not effect us now and which are impacting more the children means the next generation. In my view the reading ability for book is...
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Technology has really taken the lives of todays generation. That's true that from simple tasks from reminders to taking down notes, we have our gadgets to remind us which end up decreasing our mental ability to think. Everyone's guilty of this I guess but to a minimun state. I used to use my alarm clock to wake me up, remind me of my appointments and writing some notes to plan my appointments for the day. Even now, we are using our gadgets to send actively participate in the community di...
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I believe there was a similar topic discussed on the issue of cognitive offloading. In a nutshell, cognitive offloading is transferring retrieval of memory responsibilities to the digital devices. This has been shown to reduce cognitive function and subsequent difficulty with remembering things. It is true that staying glued to the computer or device/gadget will encourage a sedentary lifestyle. Exercise is really healthy for the cardiovascular system that in turn provides steady blood flow to th...
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You know, I used to read maps. I used to love Googlemaps and refused to use Waze a GPS app, but everyone started using and was laughing at me cus I was still reading maps. But it's true, this blind trust on the GPS is crazy. Sometimes I'm on Waze and merely following a voice that leading me to an unknown place--the crazy dependence on technology is weird. Anyway, I really think that technology and our gadgets have taken us over. My iPad broke and since then I've been reading actual b...
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In my opinion, i believe that overuse of technology may affect their brain and cognitive functions or how they think and response in their environment . Too much reliance on these devices will make them dependent to this devices. The more advanced society becomes technologically, the more people begin to depend on computers and other forms of technology for everyday existence. This means that when a machine breaks or a computer crashes, humans become almost disabled until the problem is resolved...
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Digital devices have become a necessity in our lives because we depend on them. It is the bitter truth that technology changes in our lives are not much healthy. A recent research has shown that such digital devices are causing harmful changes to human brain especially dementia or memory loss. We have no need to remember anything because we have set all important events’ reminder on our cell phones; we have saved the different dates of past events, and the use of alarm clock for awaking or other...
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At present evidence is still lacking to prove that utilization of gadgets can lead to memory or cognitive impairment. However, I personally think that over-reliance with these gadgets will really change the way the brain functions. In neuroscience there is a phenomenon of neuroplasticity. I believe that this is not limited to hyperfunctionality, but also to hypofunctionality. Just as an example, if one always takes the habit of relying on gadgets for daily reminders for chores or work, then in a...
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