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The simple truth about technology and human attention spans…

With all due respect to the goldfish.

The human brain is amazing but it’s not perfect

While psychologists and neuroscientists continue to work on understanding our brains better, there is a lot of evidence to show that we’re naturally curious and easily distracted. Here is what we know so far of how our minds multitask and how we pay attention:

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Is technology to blame for our short attention spans?

Unsurprisingly, it is easy to blame technology for our short attention spans, dwindling or otherwise. At first, we blamed cellular phones for distractions, then the internet boom, and later social media became our brains’ nemesis. On a personal note, my smartphone is a never-ending source of distraction.

“What was I thinking?” | Photo by Smit Patel on Unsplash

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