Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Is the internet driving us crazy?

We may appear to be choosing to use this technology, but in fact we are being dragged to it by the potential of short-term rewards. Every ping could be social, sexual, or professional opportunity, and we get a mini-reward, a squirt of dopamine, for answering the bell.


The brains of internet addicts, it turns out, look like the brains of drug and alcohol addicts.

This DailyBeast article is absolutely fascinating.

Bonus quote: The data clearly support the view that someone who lives in a big city is at higher risk of psychosis than someone in a small town. Oh hi, Cairo!

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