Too much internet may hurt teens’ brains


Too much internet may hurt teens’ brains: A new study out of University College London found that teens clinically diagnosed with internet addiction show disrupted signaling between brain regions responsible for attention, working memory and executive function. “The findings from our study show that this can lead to potentially negative behavioural and developmental changes that could impact the lives of adolescents. For example, they may struggle to maintain relationships and social activities, lie about online activity and experience irregular eating and disrupted sleep,” said lead author Max Chang.

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