Brain research: Are people really becoming less concentrated? – Knowledge

Everywhere screens and beeping, glowing mobile phones: everyday life has long been accompanied by a continuous digital fire – and often even determined by it. How this changes cognitive performance.

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Jan Schwenkenbecher

Screens, screens, screens everywhere, you’re constantly looking at screens. On the work PC, the sofa tablet, the smartphone and the television anyway. But it doesn’t stop there: alarm clocks, scales, toasters, microwaves, ovens, stoves, coffee machines, dishwashers and washing machines. Many of the screen devices have remote controls – and even those with a screen. Cars have navigation systems, train stations and airports have display boards, as do buses, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains. There are restaurants with tablet menus. Oh yes, the advertising at bus stops. Advertising in general: Has anyone ever tried to count all the screens in the local shopping area?

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