Digital dementia is the dependence and reliance factors relating to our digital devices. For simple math, we turn to the calculators on our phones. For remembering our friend’s number, we have it saved on our phone. Certain tasks are outsourced to our devices. Yet, this causes the brain to be less active. In turn, our cognitive abilities decline.
It’s a problem.
Our brains aren’t evolved enough to optimally function with these extended digital factors. According to Jim Kwik, these are some of the biggest challenges of our time. Our brain health is impacted by them. Our memory is taking a hit. And then, we incorrectly blame age or other factors as the cause.
Consequently, this leads to wasted time and wasted opportunities. We are further not fully aware of the ramifications that EMFs, or electromagnetic fields, from this technology, have on the brain.
Is it safe to have your phone constantly close by? Researchers today continue to investigate the connection between negative health effects and technology.
Technology impacts not just your brain, but your overall health
Technology is here to stay. And there are a lot of positive aspects to it. But we desperately need a balance.
Why? Your overall health depends on it. The brain is responsible for every movement and action you make, voluntarily and involuntarily. If your brain or cognitive health begins to decline, your overall health is likely to follow.
In fact, the brain changes based on the environment around you. For example, certain chemicals have shown to change the structure of the brain — chemicals we are exposed to everyday.