3/19/11 – Wired for Distraction: Kids and Social Media

Scientific evidence increasingly suggests that, amid all the texting, poking and surfing, our children’s digital lives are turning them into much different creatures from us — and not necessarily for the better. Research conducted by Center on Longevity affiliate Anthony Wagner suggests this may activate dopamine reward circuits, triggering a forward-feeding cycle in which we pay more and more attention to environmental stimuli.

Read the full article at Time