Gary Small, a neuroscientist at UCLA in California who specializes in brain function, has found through studies that Internet searching and text messaging has made brains more adept at filtering information and making snap decisions.

But while technology can accelerate learning and boost creativity it can have drawbacks as it can create Internet addicts whose only friends are virtual and has sparked a dramatic rise in Attention Deficit Disorder diagnoses.


"There is also the big problem of neglecting human contact skills and losing the ability to read emotional expressions and body language," he said. "Recruiters whose sole source of candidates is the Internet may actually work themselves out of the profession due to this fact."

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[ok, I made up the latter part of the last quote; kinda funny, eh?]

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