Will Digital "Diets" Appear?

Excessive information and permanent stimuli, to which modern professionals are subject to, impede an adequate rest for the brain.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today´s professionals are subject to permanent presence of all types of informational stimulus, such as emails, IMs, SMS, tweets and news which extend the workday beyond office hours.

These incentives coupled with multi-tasking, make the brain work more than needed and leaves less time for it to "not think of anything."

Studies of the Harvard Medical School indicated that these breaks are essential for the brain and are the equivalent of sleep hours to the human body, they are critical for synthesizing information and the generation of relationships between ideas.

At an educational level, "the issue has become so important that now there is talk of a digital diet, referring to the need to dose and be in control of the Internet and other digital technologies," noted an article in PrensaLibre.com.

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