Life, Unplugged

NYT’s Unplugged Challenge–series of articles and video from participants.  The latest article profiles research into how plugged-in life affects attention:

Echoing other researchers, Mr. Strayer says that understanding how attention works could help in the treatment of a host of maladies, like attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia and depression. And he says that on a day-to-day basis, too much digital stimulation can “take people who would be functioning O.K. and put them in a range where they’re not psychologically healthy.”