Digital media are a great danger for our brain

May 2017

“Digital media is fulfilling a fundamental dream of humanity: the mastery of time and space, but that also entails a great danger”, says brain researcher Professor Dr. Dr. Gertraud Teuchert-Noodt from the University of Bielefeld. If media users do not get the upper hand about their actions and plans they succumb unnoticed to a kind of cyberattack on the networks of their brains.

Particularly those subsystems, which are responsible for the memory formation and for the cognitive achievements are attacked. This can cause addiction, burnout or depression. A new challenge both in terms of study and in the world of work will not be to allow the media to put us in their service. It is therefore useful to know more about those nerve networks in the brain that make us strong. At the beginning of May the brain researcher gave a lecture on “Where does the digital revolution go?” at the Technical University of Darmstadt/Hesse. “If we keep the cart running like this, a whole generation of digitized children will return to the Stone Age”  Teuchert-Noodt warns.

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