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Hooked on gadgets, and we’re paying the price!!

July 9, 2010

Just a quick note…if you are into cycling, and would like to ride with some fellow crossfitters, we will be going out for a ride at 6 am this coming Saturday. We will be leaving from CrossFit IoTA and riding up Smithfield canyon. Hope to see you there!!

While many people say multitasking makes them more productive, research shows otherwise. Heavy multitaskers actually have more trouble focusing and shutting out irrelevant information, scientists say, and they experience more stress.

And scientists are discovering that even after the multitasking ends, fractured thinking and lack of focus persist. In other words, this is also your brain off computers.

“The technology is rewiring our brains,” said Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse and one of the world’s leading brain scientists. She and other researchers compare the lure of digital stimulation less to that of drugs and alcohol than to food and sex, which are essential but counterproductive in excess. Continue reading..

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