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We can all agree that sometimes technology is our best friend butother times it can be our worst enemy Dalton Conley states thatscientific evidence suggests that childrens digital lives are turningthem into much different individuals His thesis is supported with a fewexamples and scientific evidence which validates his argument We know that technology is a huge risk factor when driving because ofall the incidents we hear about in the news The question that peoplearent asking is what role does technology play in childrens liveswhen learning and focussing come into the picture Conley portrays how astudy displayed that children who did a lot of multitasking performedworse on a test than those who didnt do as much multitasking In abroad spectrum this shows that people who dont multitask are much moreable to focus when needed and the opposite for the people who domultitask He also explained the dopamine reward circuits which areactivated when we have social connection with people As an examplewhen we get a text or notification on Facebook he is suggesting thatdopamine is released and as a result we crave this at the expense of ourfocus Many scientists have gone so far as to say that many adolescentsand adults are addicted to technology which is a very scary realityAnother study he brought up was one performed in 2006 by University ofLos Angeles scientists They found that when people multitask theirstriatums are fired up and this is connected to their proceduralmemory which is memory related to habitual tasks However those whofocus relied on their hippocampus which is connected to the declarativememory which is much more important in learning thoroughly To put itplainly these scientists discovered that multitaskers vs nonmultitaskers are using different parts of their brains This studyconfirmed Conleys thesis that the children who multitask are nothinglike those who focus and that technology is a roadblock to learning attimesI agree with the idea that technology is ruining younger generationsincluding my focus I see my little sister
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