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-- -- it isn't a problem just for aging Americans now it's for teenagers to.
Doctors call it digital dementia.
They -- -- have become so reliant on digital technology that many forget pretty basic things like phone numbers addresses birth -- simple stuff.
And according to a recent study the situation seems to be getting worse today nearly two in ten kids use their Smartphones more than seven hours today.
That's up from one in ten last year alone.
Researchers say those who relied too heavily on technology -- likely to develop the left side of their brains.
Leaving the right side on taps even -- developed.
Of course the right side is responsible for cognitive function in a -- -- you're thinking skills.
What is now doctor Carol -- she's director of sleep medicine.
For meridian health it's nice to see -- this study comes out of -- -- what we what this study comes out of South Korea.
Which is the most visually connected nation on the planet.
And their kids like 78% of them have cell phones and they're looking at I'm going to have your brain doesn't work and -- and recognizing this for.
Long time it's a fascinating study and when you think about it shepherd.
You know the left side of the green in the right side of the brain have different functions the left side of the brain is for reasoning and logic.
And the right side of the brain is for social attraction facial expressions creativity.
Visual and auditory processing so if you're constantly.
Engaged in activities that are only stimulating the left side of the brain.
The way you create behaviors and thoughts and billions in -- that they need.
Connections between them to create patterns and -- -- activities that you're engaged and they'll create those connections if you're ignoring that one site.
-- eventually you're gonna have problems and memory.
And social interaction and and unfortunately it's more -- and they'll be -- staring at that screen is not helping that's not a huge shock but.
Limiting the phone will help a lot with kids right definitely -- mean you're not gonna stop kids from using Smartphones and and technology.
But you really need to find time to allow for social interaction and get kids engaged in -- activities -- -- or the motor skills and will the senses so that your.
Having a balanced impact on the brain you just.
At -- sitting down your kids and -- put them.
Bone away and yeah don't -- and let's have a conversation what these researchers found that I thought this -- -- -- that one of the best thing you can do with your children is get them involved in music -- absolutely because it brings lots of things to get lots of things to get into the -- -- -- -- -- the manual -- the visual cues from the music itself.
There's math involved there there's an auditory stimulation.
So music it's been well known will help them improve -- intelligence.
But this study helps to really identify Smartphones are stopping you.
From engaging those types of activities and so were really true attached to our electronics talk trash I'm out of time thanks very.
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