What is digital demential? Digital dementia refers to a decline in cognition and in short-term memory loss from excessive use and reliance on technology. All of us are using our technology all the time to do tasks for us. These task used to be handled in your temporal lobe of our brain, which is responsible for memory, spacial awareness, auditory processing and more. Tasks like math, finding and getting to locations and memorizing things like phone numbers and important dates have all been are taken over by our phones and other electronic devices. We basically don't use that part of our brain anymore as much.
While Digital dementia affects everybody, it especially affects children and their development because while we as adults used to have to do manual math and find our way around town, children of this generation, have never really developed that part of their brain because they were born into a technological world. So this is especially concerning for them in the future, but it is something we adults also need to pay attention to as we age.
There are many things that you can do in order to exercise your temporal lobe, for example:
Little activities like these will start to strengthen the frontal lobe of your brain, waking it up, so that you can avoid dementia in the future. So what’s your game plan? Are you going to give these activities a try?
I hope you found this information helpful and remember, put your phones down, sometimes do a little manual math. It'll do your temporal lobe some good.
Be well and take care.