Stop and think for a moment: how much time did you spend staring at screens yesterday? That includes your computer, your phone and whatever you are reading these words on. Now think about that screen time: do you absorb one thing at a time, or do you constantly glance at your email tab, your twitter tab, maybe you hop back to facebook to see what that guy you were kind of friends with in high school thinks about some current event you're not sure why you care about.
Yes, this is old news. The internet experience is full of jumping around from thing to thing, cat video to status update to email to article you don't quite read. So what? So this is deeply affecting our minds, claims this short, entertaining video titled What Is The Internet Doing To Our Brains from Epipheo TV. The idea is that we need calm, focused time to really absorb information, integrate it, and be creative. And that process is discouraged by most people's way of navigating the internet.
What Is The Internet Doing To Our Brains draws its case in broad strokes, but it has to. The videos creators know their audience: the scattered, internet rambling masses. A person talking straight into a camera won't hold us for three minutes, but narration plus cute animation has a shot.
In fact, studies have shown that-- oh hey, it's Maru the cat!