Started by 2Revolutions, May 13, 2017, 07:59:36 AM
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Quote from: 2Revolutions on May 13, 2017, 07:59:36 AMAre Books Superior to TV?https://journal.thriveglobal.com/how-books-and-television-affect-your-brain-differently-according-to-science-82c3b14f789bExcerptsWhat Science Says About Books and TelevisionIn 2013, a study was performed at Tohoku University in Japan. A team led by Hiraku Takeuchi examined the effects of television on the brains of 276 children, along with amount of time spent watching TV and its long-term effects.Researcher Takeuchi found that the more TV the kids watched, parts of their brain associated with higher arousal and aggression levels became thicker. The frontal lobe also thickened, which is known to lower verbal reasoning ability.The more hours of television the kids watched, the lower their verbal test results became. These negative effects in the brain happened regardless of the child's age, gender, and economic background.......There are also long-term effects from reading books. Reading keeps your mind alert and delays cognitive decline in elders. Research even found that Alzheimer's is 2.5 times less likely to appear in elderly people who read regularly, while TV was presented as a risk factor.....Television is designed to be passive. After switching to the show you like, you can just sit back and watch everything unfold without effort on your part. You're less likely to pause to reflect on what's happening.
Quote from: EvadingGrid on May 13, 2017, 08:20:58 AMThe Global Gulag needs a proper Library.At present its got 5 topics and 9 posts on the Books board* cat sigh
Quote from: 2Revolutions on May 13, 2017, 08:25:18 AMThanks for your input Al. The United States has embraced Television as the main medium that delivers entertainment and information, but rarely is this device examined and the effects it has on our minds and overall health.