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Digital dementia - pop psychology term or a real worry?

Professor Ian Roberston joined Pat Kenny this morning

Digital dementia - pop psychology term or a real worry?
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Jessica Kelly
11:31 Tuesday 10 September 2013

In the modern age, we are spending increasing amounts of hours daily in the grip of digital technology whether on computers, tablets, smart-phones or watching television. A typical Irish home has at least 3 laptops, tablet PCs or smart-phones.

But how does technology affect how our brains function?

Can an over-reliance on digital technology impair the brain’s ability to concentrate and retain information?

And is “digital dementia” a real illness or merely a pop psychology term?

To discuss these questions and more Pat was joined by Professor Ian Robertson, author, scientist, and professor of psychology at Trinity College Dublin.

Listen to the full interview here:

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