by Dr. Alexander Wright, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“A wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.”
– Herbert Simon, 1977
The progression of technology in hyper speed certainly has its benefits. However, one of them is not its impact on our attention span. Combined with the persistent bombardment of information from other forms of media, research is exposing the dramatic negative impacts it is having on our attention spans in a very short period of time.
It is also reported that excessive exposure to technology is likely impacting our empathy levels with a specific focus on social media, video games, and on-line information. The excessive use of technology and forms of mass media impacts our attention spans.
The good news is you as the user have control over this staggering decline in attention. By decreasing usage and incorporating regular exercise, you have the ability to maintain and even increase your focus and concentration. Studies have linked participation in regular physical activity with longer attention spans.
Combined with Full Fathom’s doctor formulated focus supplement, regular exercise will promote health and longevity in attention and concentration, which impacts performance in every venue within our personal and professional lives.