duh. Conditioning is everywhere. This post is more about emphasizing the power of the environment. Your are what you eat. You are what you read. You are what you do. It is important kids are well balanced and it is important to understand the subconscious impact of playing violent games throughout a child’s youth. Read on…..
Baroness Greenfield, a neuroscientist at Oxford University and the former director of the Royal Institution, said spending too much time staring at computer screens can cause physical changes in the brain that lead to attention and behaviour problems.
Technology that plays strongly on the senses – like video games – can literally “blow the mind” by temporarily or permanently deactivating certain nerve connections in the brain, the Baroness said.
She told the Daily Telegraph last night: “The human brain has evolved to adapt to the environment. It therefore follows that if the environment is changing, it will have an impact on your brain.
“If you play computer games to the exclusion of other things this will create a new environment that will have new effects … every hour you spend in front of a screen is an hour not spent climbing a tree or giving someone a hug.”
Giving a speech earlier yesterday about the addictiveness of screen technologies at the opening of a new £2.5 million science centre at the private Sherbourne Girls’ school in Dorset, the Baroness urged pupils “to be outside, to climb trees and feel the grass under your feet and the sun on your face”.