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Slow Down And Think

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Date: Aug 25, 2010 - 09:18 AM
Over at the NY Times: scientific research indicating that people have an inherent need to unplug in order to learn.

In related news, I need to do more gardening.

The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: 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.

Ms. Bates, for example, might be clearer-headed if she went for a run outside, away from her devices, research suggests.

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