posted on Sep, 21 2011 @ 10:22 AM
(Didn't know whether to put this here, in "Education & Media" or "Science & Technology", so I apologize if it's the incorrect board)
It doesn't take a lot of effort to discover the effects of television on your brain. A few seconds of Googling will yield a wealth of articles
explaining how the flickering from the television causes one's brain to go from an active Beta state to an impressionable Alpha state.
Example: Your brain waves change when you
However, I'm trying to find out about other technology - particularly laptops since I use one so much. I just cannot seem to find any info on whether
laptop screens can affect the brain in the same way tv screens do. I have my suspicions because I know there's a constant refresh rate going on, but
I don't want to guess about it. Plus, there may be pieces to the puzzle that I'm not seeing.
Also, what about other gadgets, like the iPad or Nintendo DS?
Can anyone please shed some light on this matter?