“Too Much Texting Can Be Taxing To Memory”, Reveals Research

March 25, 2015 7:19am CST
The advent of mobile phones has undoubtedly bridged the gap between people but their features not always come with promises of safety and benignity. Research undertaken to establish the safety of mobile phone’s incursion into people’s lives has been supported by many individuals like Joseph White Wolf. These extensive researches have revealed how excessive texting can tax people. Without sugar-coating the pill, it can be cited that excessive texting can irreversibly impair memory. ‘Digital dementia” is what scientists prefer to call the situation. Over-use of the texting application in mobile phones has been linked with hampered brain development. The statistics can be quite alarming because myriad of youngsters are seen to have been affected by this. People who spend more time texting or using electronic gadgets have a well-developed left side of the brain but the right side- which is responsible for memory, concentration and attention- is taxed. Nearly 15% of these cases make “early onset of dementia” a slam dunk. Digital dementia has not proved alarming now but it is something that looms large in the present era characterized by digital addiction. Cell phones have shaped a challenge for youngsters when it comes to brain health. The risk of developing dementia at an early age grows contemporaneously with increasing mobile phone usage amongst people, because technology is what shapes the present digital culture. Many may be unbeknownst of the harmfulness of excessive texting and considers cell phones as a boon. Sure it is but a boon at the cost of health is not a boon but a curse. Dementia stands as a threat just not for aged individuals but also for the copious cell phone addicts throughout the globe. Texting is undoubtedly extremely convenient but excess of it can demand the price of an “impaired memory”. Excessive texting can cause attention problems in people which render them incapable of memorizing and concentrating. The habit of replying to a friend’s text in between their studies is highly prevalent amongst young students. Not only do they lose their concentration but also their ability to be retentive in the long run. People should make sure that they use the texting facility within a limit so that they do not develop long-term complications. Taking advantage of technology is a good thing but definitely not at the cost of personal wellbeing.
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