LETTER: I posit that early introduction and unrestrained use of gadgets involving high-speed, highly interactive mediums of human interface and high levels of visual and audio stimuli could contribute to a powerful “re-wiring” of human growth and development, both mentally and physiologically.
The magnitude of impact depends on age of exposure, frequency, duration and type of content being accessed. Pure recreational use is likely to be the most potent.
Is it strange then that children who are exposed to high levels of visual and audio stimulation early on in their growth find it difficult to focus in school? Or just focusing on anything, for that matter?
Researchers have indicated a strong relationship between excessive screen time (signs of digital technology addiction) and psychiatric disorders such as