Downtime For Your Brain

August 25, 2010

I ran across an interesting story about research about how digital devices deprive the brain of needed downtime. An excerpt:

At the University of Michigan, a study found that people learned significantly better after a walk in nature than after a walk in a dense urban environment, suggesting that processing a barrage of information leaves people fatigued.

Even though people feel entertained, even relaxed, when they multitask while exercising, or pass a moment at the bus stop by catching a quick video clip, they might be taxing their brains, scientists say.

I figured this might be useful when talking with those young church workers I mentioned last week.

Of course, we should take the research with a grain of salt… After all, Michigan contributed to it… 🙂

Jason Christ

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