Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scientist says Twitter makes you dumb

What is your initial reaction upon hearing that scientist believes Twitter makes you dumb?

Some will say something like; "I can't believe it!" or "Heh, I thought so.." or "Told ya..!"
Or perhaps you'll say; "So what..?"

During the British Science Festival at the University of Surrey in Guildford, Dr. Tracy Alloway of the University of Stirling revealed that Facebook users can boost their intelligence, while microbloggers are 'tweeting' their brain cells away.

Dr. Alloway learn that spending time on Facebook requires you to work on your memory, means social networking can stimulate memory skills of your brain, an important key to success and happiness than IQ. While using Twitter or watching videos on YouTube requires little use of working memory, and can have a negative effect on intelligence.

"It was a massive effect. On Twitter you receive an endless stream of information, but it's also very succinct. You don't have to process that information and your attention span is being reduced and you're not engaging your brain and improving nerve connections," said Dr. Alloway.

So what do you say? Have you been using Twitter lately, how are you feeling today? ~LOL~

Source is from TG Daily.

1 comment:

Kristina F said...

I have never twittered before, but do find the facts about Facebook interesting. I have been a member of Facebook for four years and can see how it would boost someones intelligence. I also think that using facebook helps people with creativity.