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User Info Lock ZuckerPig Up (And Parents Too); entered at 2017-12-05 11:08:59
Goforbroke
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Registered: 2007-11-30 Time to feed the chickens.
And from CNN ...

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/30/health/sma....

Quote:
Researchers from Korea University in Seoul used brain imaging to study the brains of 19 teenage boys who were diagnosed with internet or smartphone addiction. Compared with 19 teenagers who were not addicted, the brains of the addicted boys had significantly higher levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter in the cortex that inhibits neurons, than levels of glutamate-glutamine, a neurotransmitter that energizes brain signals.

"GABA slows down the neurons," explained Yildirim, who was not involved in the Korean study. "That results in poorer attention and control, which you don't want to have, because you want to stay focused. So that means you are more vulnerable to distractions."
2017-12-05 11:08:59