Regular readers (all 6.7 of you) know how I love it when all my blathering is subsequently borne out by actual studies.
A few days ago, it happened again: Unhooking from your digital pacifiers makes you more productive and probably happier. At the very least, you’ll feel less tense and be able to process information better.
That’s the conclusion of researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the University of Michigan, as reported in the NYT (Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime) on Aug. 24, 2010. The bottom line:
“when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.”
New ideas like how to find an alternative legal career, maybe? I’m just sayin. Continue reading