How excessive use of technology can impact brain function

Dr. David Rosenberg studies brain scans of teenagers who are compulsively online.
1:00 | 05/17/17

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Internet. Can be a wonderful servant but it's a cruel and crippling master. Where literally the brain gets hijacked. And what we see any major problems with executive functioning how to make good decisions we hear this country. Robust and Latin population saying there's such a big part of that really is semantics because. There are symptoms Internet addiction clearly exists but there's always always an underlying cause this is AF fourteen year old child who has. Rather severe Internet addiction there should be much more active should be more red there should be more and it what is it telling me that's telling us. He's having more difficulty. Performing higher level functioning at his executive function. Is severely impaired and compared to others who don't have Internet addiction. He's less able to process. May be his brain conductor isn't working properly.

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