Completed a multi-year study of National institutes of health (NIH), participants were 4.4 thousand children aged 9 to 10 years. It showed that fancy computer in children is an excessive load for their brain and can cause destructive processes. The brains of children who spend a lot of time in front of the computer screen, slowing down in its development, scientists said.
Americansociological stated that examination of the brain revealed changes in the structure of its tissues those children who are keen to “communicate” with the computer, spending hours on the Internet or playing computer games.
“MRI data of children surveyed indicate a thinning of the cerebral cortex, the most sensitive of education, reacting to signals coming from outside and are responsible for the intellectual development of a person,” said co-author, Dr. Gaya Dowling.
Such thinning of the cortex of the brain in children, as explained by experts, is a marker of the devastating premature aging of this area of the brain. In addition, it was found that children are fond of computer (in particular, examined the children during their long stay in the social network Instagram), increases the concentration in blood and cerebrospinal fluid of the hormone dopamine. Scientists have reported that prolonged release of dopamine in the blood “might cause the development of schizophrenia and other mental diseases, and also lead to dysfunction of the adrenal glands, kidneys, liver.”
The authors of the project concluded that children’s brains are too fragile to cope with a fascination with computers, which the children spend hours “hanging out” on the Internet or playing computer games is, according to them, excessive load, which destroys and ages it.
Earlier Magicforum wrote that scientists have predicted an epidemic of dementia in the coming years.