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by Dry Lips
Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Internet Addiction May Cause Brain Damage
Replies: 0
Views: 2844

Internet Addiction May Cause Brain Damage

Here is a somewhat disturbing article: Researchers in China and the United States recently published a study suggesting that so-called Internet addiction—especially where it's occurring by way of online games and for extended periods of time—may lead to serious physical rewiring of the brain's struc...
by Dry Lips
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: How to beat television addiction
Replies: 0
Views: 3764

How to beat television addiction

I found this article on time.com. Despite being quite old it still relevant.

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/artic ... -1,00.html
by Dry Lips
Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: A day without media?
Replies: 0
Views: 3772

A day without media?

A day without media? A new study highlights how electronic addiction is growing widespread among normal, American youth: What is it like to go without media? What if you had to give up your cell phone, iPod, television, car radio, magazines, newspapers and computer (i.e. no texting, no Facebook or ...
by Dry Lips
Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: May 2011 will be my fourth anniversary (w/o T.V.)
Replies: 1
Views: 4086

So, for those that axed the box, how do you feel not being advertised at all the time? It's a bit of a relief I suppose... But then again, advertising comes through many kinds of mediums. Personally I'm not a fan of all those pop-up ads that keeps coming at you when surfing the Internet! Welcome to...
by Dry Lips
Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:36 am
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Negative Cognitive effects of Computer screens?
Replies: 12
Views: 9850

Hi Terry!

I think this is very relevant to our discussion. Thanks alot!
I'm glad that the forum is up running again!
by Dry Lips
Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Negative Cognitive effects of Computer screens?
Replies: 12
Views: 9850

Digital Fog

In the first post of this thread I wrote: Personally I sometimes feel a bit groggy when surfing the internet. Or perhaps it is just me. Any comments?" Seems as if I’m not the only one who has experienced these kinds of effects from using the computer! Check out what Dr. Gary Small writes in his exce...
by Dry Lips
Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Seeking UK Families Who Have Banised TV From Their Lives
Replies: 1
Views: 4270

I appreciate that you want to write about this topic, which ought to receive much more attention that it does in the mainline press. Although I’m not British, I did live in the UK for a short period of time a few years ago. At the time I was still watching television now and then, but I didn’t have ...
by Dry Lips
Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Media by Choice
Replies: 1
Views: 4428

"Noise Wars: Compulsory Media and Our Loss of Autonomy" is definitively a book that I want to have a closer look at.
http://www.amazon.com/Noise-Wars-Compul ... ap_title_0
by Dry Lips
Mon Jan 18, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Research
Topic: Television Can Kill You
Replies: 0
Views: 3346

Television Can Kill You

" Health Warning: Watching TV Can Kill You "The peer-reviewed report, from the Melbourne-based Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, is published in the latest issue of the American Heart Association’s journal, the aptly named Circulation and has been widely reported in mainstream media around the...
by Dry Lips
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: TV Viewing Among Kids at an Eight-Year High
Replies: 0
Views: 3393

TV Viewing Among Kids at an Eight-Year High

"American children aged 2-11 are watching more and more television than they have in years. New findings from The Nielsen Company show kids aged 2-5 now spend more than 32 hours a week on average in front of a TV screen. The older segment of that group (ages 6-11) spend a little less time, about 28 ...
by Dry Lips
Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: Research
Topic: TV Brain Wave Published Studies
Replies: 1
Views: 4178

Excellent post!
by Dry Lips
Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: TV and Parenting
Topic: TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies
Replies: 2
Views: 4208

TV may turn four-year-olds into bullies

"Young children who watch a lot of television are more likely to become bullies, a new study reveals. The authors suggest the increasingly violent nature of children's cartoons may be to blame. Previous studies have linked television to aggressive behaviour in older children and adolescents. But a t...
by Dry Lips
Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:18 pm
Forum: Research
Topic: Can watching TV make you amoral?
Replies: 0
Views: 3455

Can watching TV make you amoral?

In my post about multitasking I referred to this article: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/04/090413180703.htm I think this study is so important that it deserves a post of its own. Rapid-fire Media May Confuse Your Moral Compass, Study Suggests. "Emotions linked to our moral sense awaken s...
by Dry Lips
Mon Oct 19, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Turning Off TV
Topic: Television and aunt Wilhelmine
Replies: 6
Views: 7862

Re: Norway

I have to admit, in those circumstances, I usually just end up watching too (unless it is sports which I can't even force myself to watch). When I first ceased watching television, over six years ago, I too used to watch television in social settings, when I thought that the situation demanded it. ...
by Dry Lips
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:20 pm
Forum: Computers and Miscellaneous Screens
Topic: Multitasking: digital mayhem or information-Nirvana?
Replies: 2
Views: 3957

Articles:
Laura Miller: Why can't we Concentrate?
http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/04/29/rapt/
Oops! The reference above doesn't work... It should be:

http://www.salon.com/books/review/2009/ ... index.html