Quotes: Gadgets Effect on the Human Brain

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“We are exposing our brains to an environment and asking them to do things we weren’t necessarily evolved to do. We know already there are consequences.”

— ADAM GAZZALEY, neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, on how gadgets and an ever-connected lifestyle are shortening the human attention span and requiring the brain to multitask more. (via the New York Times)