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Research says Twitter damages young minds

Research says Twitter damages young minds

If you’re a Twitter user – and who isn’t these days? – you’d better stop what your doing and step away from the computer if you want to save yourself from brain rot.

That’s the conclusion scientists at the University of Southern California have reached after studying the effect of today’s information age on human brain development. Researchers at the college’s Brain and Creativity Institute say the instantaneous, constant updates from acquaintances on sites like Twitter, Facebook and other networks are bad for emotional development.

In effect, they say, the torrent of updates bludgeons the senses into a kind of torpor where young users in particular find it difficult to show compassion for others.


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