Is plugging in transforming your brain?

08/16/2010 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Scientists who left civilization -- and cell phone signals -- behind to study the effects of disconnecting from technology posited that a constant state of digital connectedness could harm the brain. "The expectation of e-mail seems to be taking up our working memory," Johns Hopkins professor Steven Yantis said. They concluded that downtime might be helpful in cognitive function, Matt Richtel writes.

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