No Doubt That The Internet and Cell Phones hurt your Concentration.

Robert Massimi.
There is little doubt that technology has hurt peoples concentration. More people today have ADD than ever before .
Read below:
Home
News
UK Home
Sports
US Showbiz
UK Showbiz
Australia Home
Femail
Health
Sci & Tech
Video
Money
Travel
DailyMailTV
Login | Join now
Desktop site
Science
How the internet is affecting the human brain: Multitasking and relying on Google to jog our memories is impacting on our concentration and social skills
By Dianne Apen-sadler For Mailonline
09:09 EDT 17 Jun 2019, updated 09:10 EDT 17 Jun 2019

159
shares
26 comments
Latest From MailOnline
PICTURED: Former soldier who was discharged from the US Army is shot dead by police after he ‘opened fire on Dallas federal…
Alaska teenager ‘killed her supposed best friend with the help of four other teens because she thought a man she met online would…
Researchers from UK, U.S. and Australia looked at how internet affects the brain
Found that constantly flicking between items online reduces ability to focus
Also revealed people memorise less and rely on internet to find out information
Spending time on the internet is reducing our ability to focus on one task at a time – and it means we no longer store facts in our brains.

Our lives have been forever changed by gaining access to infinite amounts of information at the touch of a button, but the way our head works has too.

A new review looking into the effect of the online world on our brain functions from researchers in the UK, US and Australia, has drawn a number of surprising conclusions.

The review focused on the world wide web’s influence in three areas: attention spans, memory, and social cognition.

It notes that the internet is now ‘unavoidable, ubiquitous, and a highly functional aspect of modern living’ before diving into how it has changed our society.

ADVERTISING

Scroll down for video

A new review looking into the effect of the online world on our brain has found that spending time multitasking on the internet is reducing the ability to focus on one task (file photo)
A new review looking into the effect of the online world on our brain has found that spending time multitasking on the internet is reducing the ability to focus on one task (file photo)
HOW CAN I REDUCE MY INTERNET USE?
There are a number of tricks you can use to try and reduce your internet use.

Often people lose track of how much time they are spending online – set a timer, or use an app to stop you using Facebook or other social media sites for too long.

Many people check their phones as soon as they wake up – especially if you set your alarm on your mobile – so it may be helpful to buy an actual alarm clock and keep your phone out of your bedroom.

It’s incredibly easy to get sucked in by a constant stream of notifications on your phone, luring you back to certain sites. Disable notifications and check your phone periodically, rather than constantly.

Professor Jerome Sarris, an author on the paper, told Medical News Today the online world could have far reaching consequences.

He said: ‘The bombardment of stimuli via the internet, and the resultant divided attention commonly experienced, presents a range of concerns.

‘I believe that this, along with the increasing #Instagramification of society, has the ability to alter both the structure and functioning of the brain, while potentially also altering our social fabric.’

The review found that people who regularly multitask online, by checking different social media sites such as Facebook or streaming entertainment, struggle to focus on a single task.

Constant use of the internet, via our smartphones or laptops, means that many of us have developed ‘checking’ behaviours – where the user looks at their phone regularly, but only for short periods of time.

Joseph Firth, another author of the review, told Medical News Today: ‘The limitless stream of prompts and notifications from the internet encourages us towards constantly holding a divided attention ⁠— which then, in turn, may decrease our capacity for maintaining concentration on a single task.’

159
shares
RELATED ARTICLES
Amazon is selling a bracelet that gives you an electric SHOCK you when you eat too much fast food, bite your nails or spend too much time on the internet
The antidote to deepfakes? Adobe unveils new AI that can detect manipulated faces
Love Islanders repeat each others phrases because they have no access to the outside world, expert claims
‘Data is the new oil’: Rise of internet connected smart products means our private information is increasingly valuable to companies, experts warn
Constant use of the internet, via our smartphones or laptops, means that many of us have developed ‘checking’ behaviours – where the user looks at their phone regularly, but only for short periods of time (file photo)
Constant use of the internet, via our smartphones or laptops, means that many of us have developed ‘checking’ behaviours – where the user looks at their phone regularly, but only for short periods of time (file photo)
Another aspect dealt with in the review is memory, and our reliance on the internet for information.

People are less and less likely memorise information – in fact, one study found people are more likely to know where certain details could be found online, rather than the content itself.

Although this means people are more reliant on the internet, it has been suggested that this could help ‘free up’ brain power that could be used on more ‘ambitious undertakings than previously possible’.

Finally, the review examined the differences between online and offline social interaction.

Although social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram mean people interact with more users, friendship groups have stayed roughly the same size.

These five hierarchical layers – primary partners, intimate relationships, best friends, close friends, and all friends – range from 1 to 150 in size, but appear to be the same online and offline.

The review notes: ‘Given the evidence above, an appropriate metaphor for the relationship between online and real‐world sociality could be a “new playing field for the same game”.’

However, where the two differ can cause problems – acceptance and rejection can be quantified in ‘friends’ or ‘followers’, rather than staying ambiguous.

It also showcases ‘hyper-successful individuals’ that can create unrealistic expectations, particularly for younger people.

Although the internet can have negative impacts on the young, older people can benefit, as it can help with social interaction.

The full findings of the study were published in the journal World Psychiatry,

Super-fast 5G mobile internet browsing is put to the test
Loaded: 0%Progress: 0%0:00
Play
Current Time 0:00
/
Duration Time 0:31
Fullscreen
READ MORE
Error – Cookies Turned Off
How the online world is affecting the human brain
Share or comment on this article: How the internet is affecting the human brain: Multitasking and relying on Google to jog memories
159
shares
26 comments
NEXT STORIES

Bottle deposit scheme that pays you to recycle could prevent 6,600 tonnes of plastic ending up in the UK’s rivers by 2030, charity report claims

Amazon is selling a bracelet that gives you an electric SHOCK you when you eat too much fast food, bite your nails or spend too much time on the internet

Google CEO Sundar Pichai claims it will be impossible to eliminate all offensive content from YouTube despite ‘getting it right over 99% of the time’ because the site is too big

Boaty McBoatface’s maiden voyage helps uncover why the Antarctic Southern Ocean is warming

How meteors helped clouds form on Mars: Icy dust created by space debris slamming into the planet’s atmosphere is responsible

Majority of mothers do not exercise because they feel guilty about being away from their children, Sport England study finds

NASA reveals how the magnetic field around the giant black hole at the centre of the Milky Way has stopped it from devouring the matter around it

South American outages cast doubt on safety of internet-connected smart grids as experts warn they can easily be hacked

Mobile phones could soon protect themselves against pickpockets by detecting thieves and vibrating rapidly so the device is too ‘slippery’ to be picked up

Fish and chips could be off the menu as global warming threatens to wipe out cod and haddock stocks, study warns

People first arrived in Australia in large groups 50,000 years ago, computer modelling reveals

It’s time to change your charging cables AGAIN! iOS leak confirms Apple is set to replace Lightning port with Android-style USB-C on the iPhone 11

Beam me up, Scotty! NASA’s Reconnaissance Orbiter spots a Star Trek ‘Starfleet logo’ on a MARS dune

Great Lakes are overflowing after heavy spring rains and washing away endangered birds’ nests, researchers warn

Global trade in and consumption of meat, metals and fossil fuels are putting the world’s primates at risk of extinction as their habitats are destroyed, experts warn

Mobile phones are changing the human skeleton: People spend so much time hunched over screens that ‘bony spikes’ are developing on the backs of our skulls

Cheese toasty! Watery waste from making Wensleydale cheese will help keep thousands of homes warm

Uber reveals futuristic ‘Skyports’ that can be added to existing buildings so that passengers can hail the firm’s planned flying taxis

Could Cressida Bonas’s Made in Chelsea cousin crack the holy grail of nuclear energy? Physics boffin Richard Dinan’s aims to build a fusion reactor hotter than the sun that could help save the planet

Hackers behind lethal ‘Triton’ malware are now eyeing the US power grid, experts warn

The antidote to deepfakes? Adobe unveils new AI that can detect manipulated faces

Privacy fears as report reveals THOUSANDS of drivers’ images are available for download on the dark web following ‘major’ US border hack

NOAA reveals HUNDREDS of dolphins have washed up along the Gulf Coast in the last few months and scientists don’t know why

China’s stunning ‘blue tears’ plankton blooms are SPREADING: Satellite study reveals the phenomenon has grown in recent years – but scientists warn it can be toxic

Nuclear fusion-powered spacecraft that could allow a probe to make it to Saturn in just TWO YEARS may be just a decade away, researcher claims

iPhone 11 ‘with triple camera’ will cost £300 MORE than leading Apple handsets because of the US-China trade war, expert warns

Elon Musk reveals new racing game built into Tesla cars that players can control with the steering wheel

NASA reveals it will need as much as $30 BILLION to get to the moon by 2024

Scientists develop AI tool to predict where global water conflicts will occur before they happen

Angry Huawei users accuse the Chinese tech giant of flashing up adverts on LOCKED phone screens

Bottle deposit scheme that pays you to recycle could prevent 6,600 tonnes of plastic ending up in the UK’s rivers by 2030, charity report claims

Amazon is selling a bracelet that gives you an electric SHOCK you when you eat too much fast food, bite your nails or spend too much time on the internet
The enormous oil fields you’ve never heard of
ExxonMobil
Sponsored Links
The Most Expensive Movie Flops Of All Time
KiwiReport
Sponsored Links
These Chain Restaurants Are Dying Off Fast
MoneyWise.com
Sponsored Links
BREAKING NEWS: Pentagon reveals color pictures which it says PROVES Iran’s Revolutionary Guards attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf after allies were skeptical of black and white images
The military says the photos taken from a Navy helicopter show Iranian forces removing an unexploded mine from the Kokuka Courageous. Allies had demanded more proof of Iran’s guilt.
News
Instagram is testing new features to help users regain control of their accounts after they’ve been hacked
Measures, which started to be rolled out on Monday, come amid a flurry of issues regarding hacked accounts that made it impossible for some users to regain control even after notifying Instagram.
Science
San Diego’s ‘Lorax Tree’ falls: 100-year-old cypress said to have inspired Dr Seuss’s famous children’s story about environmental destruction has toppled
The Monterey Cypress tree stood at Ellen Browning Scripps Park in La Jolla, California for roughly 80 to 100 years before it came down this weekend. Dr Seuss could see it from his home.
Science
Top Outdoor Furniture You’ll Love
Wayfair
Sponsored Links
Prosecutors reveal the name of the imprisoned crime boss who ‘ordered the $8,000 hit on David Ortiz’ as authorities say cops have recovered an iPhone used by an intermediary to organize the killing after it was sold for $174
Prosecutors in the Dominican Republic revealed on Monday the name of the crime boss who allegedly ordered the killing of former baseball star David Ortiz last week.
News
Almost Nobody Aces This Basic Geography Quiz
heywise.com
Sponsored Links
30 Abandoned Stadiums That Once Made Sports History
TieBreaker
Sponsored Links
Home
Showbiz
Femail
DON’T MISS

Last of a dynasty: The story behind ‘poor little rich girl’ Gloria Vanderbilt’s family fortune and her famous lovers, four marriages and son’s suicide

Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos reveal embarrassing moment daughter Lola walked in on them having sex on her 18th birthday: ‘Now everything is gray!’

Irina Shayk and daughter Lea wear matching Burberry dresses on girls’ day out… as she juggles co-parenting with ex Bradley Cooper

Mama June and boyfriend Geno Doak expose themselves while stumbling around in intoxicated stupor in shock video taken after he crashed his SUV
KATE
Queens of style! Kate leads the fashionable royal ladies as she’s joined by Letizia of Spain, Maxima of the Netherlands, Camilla and Sophie at Windsor

Andy Cohen’s baby essentials: The Watch What Happens Live host shares his new dad must-haves from Amazon SPONSORED

Wendy Williams, 54, enjoys shopping trip with her new beau and convicted felon Marc Tomblin, 27, in NYC She’s enjoying the new romance

Harrison Ford’s eldest son sweetly reveals how actor nurtured his passion for cooking: ‘He helped give me courage to pursue my dreams’

Stunning photos from Caroline Wozniacki’s wedding show the tennis pro dazzling in a custom-made Oscar de la Renta dress

Katie Holmes keeps casual cool in patterned midi skirt while joined by daughter Suri Cruise, 13, in New York The 40-year-old actress looked stylish

Ryan Lochte and wife Kayla Rae Reid welcome daughter Liv: ‘She is perfect in every way’ She is their second child after two-year-old son Caiden

Seeking Sister Wife star Bernie McGee dies aged 41 after suffering ‘heat stroke/heart attack’ while riding a bike The reality star

Model Petra Nemcova, 39, almost spills out of her silver gown in VERY busty display as she leads the stars at the Chopard party in London

Gloria Vanderbilt – mother of CNN host Anderson Cooper and scion of the celebrated ‘gilded age’ family – dies at the age of 95 from stomach cancer
and
‘What an extraordinary life’: Anderson Cooper pays tribute to mother Gloria Vanderbilt with an emotional obituary that leaves his CNN colleagues in tears

Alicia Keys has huge smile on her face as she enjoys bonding day with son Genesis in Central Park Genesis was born in December 2014

Breakup makeover! Glowing Adele is looking leaner and blonder since splitting from husband – as she enjoys night out with Spice Girls

Lindsay Lohan, 32, dons black bathing suit and frilled skirt as she touches down in Mykonos, Greece for summer vacation

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner would be perfect in biopic role says Boy George, as images show the extraordinary similarities between them

Shania Twain shows off her legs in tulle skirt while out in New York as she beams after announcing Las Vegas residency Looking good at age 53

RHOC star Meghan King Edmonds focuses on her children as she nurses broken heart after husband Jim’s X-rated betrayal

The Bachelor’s Hannah B reveals her ACNE almost stopped her from doing the hit show, as she details how she got her blemishes under control

Prosecutors reveal the name of the crime boss who ‘ordered the $8,000 hit on David Ortiz’ as authorities say cops have recovered an iPhone used to organize the killing

Thomas Markle spends Father’s Day alone at Home Depot as estranged daughter Meghan celebrates with a sweet snap of baby Archie and Harry

Ron Goldman’s sister says it is hard to see O.J. Simpson ‘living large in Vegas’ as it is revealed he was seen ‘disposing of a gym bag hours after murders’

Luke Perry’s daughter Sophie shares sweet Father’s Day tribute three months after actor’s death: ‘I miss you and love you dearly’

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger match in black gym gear as they enjoy couples workout following lavish nuptials

Southern Charm New Orleans star Reagan Charleston and husband spend Father’s Day in hospital… after she suffered complications following birth

Jenna Dewan treats six-year-old daughter Everly to custom Build-A-Bear as they enjoy bonding trip with boyfriend Steve Kazee

Kim Karadashian’s son Saint, three, tenderly dotes over baby brother Psalm in sweet new photo Star posted a beautiful black-and-white image
by TaboolaSponsored LinksFROM THE WEB
The Best Online Degrees for Seniors (Cheap Too)
Lifestyle Daily Reviews
At 43, Tiger Woods Lives With His Partner In This Luxurious House
Loan Insurance News
50 of the Greatest Gowns the Royal Family Has Worn Over Time
Town and Country
There Is One Protein That Could Restart Your Slow Metabolism, And No, It’s Not Fish
Gundry MD Proplant Complete Shake Supplement
Did You Know About These British Royal Rules?
Marie Claire
20 Most Loyal Dog Breeds
shebudgets.com
27 Discounts Seniors Can Get Only If They Know
GoldenAge Life
Comfortable Loafers Are Making A Big Comeback
GQ | GH Bass & Co.

Robert Massimi
ADD
cell phones
Internet
Concentration
Bing
@BING
#BING
TWITTER
@twitter
Yahoo.com
Yahoo news
Yahoo lookup
Medium.com

×

© Associated Newspapers Ltd
Contact us Mobile apps
View desktop site Advertise with us
Syndication Terms
Privacy & cookies How to complain

Daily Mail Online
FREE – In Google Play
View

Author: nobullwithragingrobert

Was a drama critic at Manhattan College. Wrote professionally for Bergen News, Sun Bulletin . Alpha Sigma Lambda, Beta Theta. Has seen over 600 shows worldwide, has published both on Theater and Politics. Avid reader on many subjects and writers. Chief Drama critic for Metropolitan magazine. Writes for Jerrick media, American conservative, The City Journal and Reason magazine. Has produced shows both on and off Broadway.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s