There’s no escaping from the fact that digital media now plays a huge part in our everyday lives. Thanks to the Internet, everything from global news, latest fashion trends, and the cutest dog pictures, can now be accessed almost instantly right into the palm of our hands. However, this quick accessibility affects our overall mental focus and attention span.
Shawn Green, a Learning and Transfer Lab researcher, stipulates in his recent study a clear correlation between multi-tasking when consuming digital media and attention deficit.
This article from Badger Herald cites the study where they discovered that attention spans are shown to improve after playing a simple mindfulness game. It looks like mindfulness is going to be a key tool in helping our minds manage in this fast-paced digital age.
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In the media saturated world, it can be difficult to focus on one thing at a time. A University of Wisconsin study may have found the solution to unavoidable multitasking through simply counting breaths. Thomas Gorman, lab manager of Learning and Transfer Lab, under UW’s Department of Psychology, published his senior thesis Monday on how mindfulness training can help media multitaskers gain better attention spans.