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Internet Making Us Crazy?

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Published on Jul 15, 2012

"Does the Internet make us crazy? Not the technology itself or the content, no. But a Newsweek review of findings from more than a dozen countries finds the answers pointing in a similar direction. Peter Whybrow, the director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, argues that "the computer is like electronic cocaine," fueling cycles of mania followed by depressive stretches. The Internet "leads to behavior that people are conscious is not in their best interest and does leave them anxious and does make them act compulsively," says Nicholas Carr, whose book The Shallows, about the Web's effect on cognition, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. It "fosters our obsessions, dependence, and stress reactions," adds Larry Rosen, a California psychologist who has researched the Net's effect for decades. It "encourages—and even promotes—insanity."

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek...

Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.

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Comments • 944

Q brock
thats why i dont have a smartphone
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Sumukhi Devi
Just need it for homework, Amazon, anime and tumblr Then their is YouTube 
Oen713
lmao... that's hilarious.
BambooScar
Anas thing to say is "More and more" lol
Cosmo Kramer
My friend behaves like a drug addict on withdrawl whenever her parents take her computer away.
Crabb90
Cenk just alienated all his Tennessee viewers, if he had any. :)
The BlankMan1234
haha so sad
The BlankMan1234
Lol the internet warning us about the internet
Marya AlQ
I'll tell you some of the positives, the internet is very new, and where I'm from the UAE & my generation are actually fighting against the traditions of sexism, racism and societal restraint. my generation, won't be treating our kids the way our ancestors did, or our parents, because we have the media, and we can see how life can actually be for some of us. My society is mentally growing through international media and thats fucking beautiful. 
michec007
Soon, I wont have a brain anymore.
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