Summary Of Richard Restak's Attention Deficit

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In the paper Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era, the author Richard Restak describes the potential health hazards that developing technology and the advancement of modernity in our society today has on human brains. Restak focuses only on the negative aspects of new technology and he even touches upon some of his own negative experiences. He discusses crawlers that were originally created as an early storm warning system that showed up on the top of television screens, which have now developed into something, “ubiquitous, forcing an ongoing split in our attention and a constant state of distraction” (Restak 411). While watching an interview with the First Lady Restak found himself focusing more on the crawlers that were discussing
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