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.


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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