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6 days ago by jeremydfranklin
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down? - The Globe and Mail
It takes office workers an average of 25 minutes to get back on task after an interruption, he notes, while workers who are habitually interrupted by e-mail become likelier to "self-interrupt" with little procrastination breaks.
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6 days ago by libbymiller
How to Think Like a Medieval Monk | Lapham’s Quarterly
The reason seemed to be that, while few in the second group reported being distracted by the sound of the TV, a majority in the third group did. “Lacking any other explanation for their inattention,” the study concluded, those in the second group “had no alternative except to believe that they were bored.” In the same way, blaming acedia on a demon transformed it from boredom (resulting from oneself) to distraction (caused by an outside force). Because Cistercians believed in this attribution, it offered a useful coping strategy.
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10 days ago by euler
Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down? - The Globe and Mail
A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds

The growing body of evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds
distraction  attention  culture  Psychology  behavior  smartphones 
14 days ago by jorgebarba

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