Newsweek and The Daily Beastreport that, "In less than the span of a single childhood, Americans have merged with their machines, staring at a screen for at least eight hours a day, more time than we spend on any other activity including sleeping." The effect is not positive.
Newsweek writes that it's "not the technology itself or the content," but that electronic media has become an addition, fueling cycles of mania followed by depressive stretches.
Studies found abnormal white patterns in the brains of excessive Internet users, the article reports, and that "the brains of Internet addicts look like the brains of drug and alcohol addicts."
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