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Mobile Devices and the Deterioration of Brain Development

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Child with phoneby Luis R. Miranda, The Real Agenda News

Humans are 1% what the brain is and 99% what the mind dictates. Brains can expand and shrink, depending on what the human does with it. All brain activity can be observed, from the moment you start thinking, through feeling and then acting on those thoughts and feelings.

The process of creating habits, which may take up to 63 days of continuous work to become second nature, is completed thanks to the formation of proteins, whose accumulation determines whether someone will be able to deal with a challenge he is trying to overcome.

Despite the mind being an elusive component of being human, it is there where we all originate. The brain is the action vessel where the thoughts and feelings are executed at the behest of the mind. So what happens when the mind is not within our control? How does the brain handle the environment around us?

The brain of a newborn is a brain under construction. Although it has more than twice the neurons it needs, it is a brain whose nerve cells are not connected.

What will make these neurons begin to connect and communicate with each other?

The environment in which the child develops. In essence, it is the parents and their values ​​that will determine, at first, the child’s way of learning.

The main caregivers and the environment in which the child lives will be the ones that determine in which way the child’s brain will develop. The same can be said about health.

Therefore, parents and teachers are essential in this process of learning and evolution. But as we said before, we are not the only ones to teach.

Today, electronic devices we have at home and in schools have much to say, both for good and for bad. Our brains are wired to our DNA, but it is not the case that we depend solely on our genes (nature) to become whom we want. In fact, only 5% of who we are and will be, depends on genes. Around 95% will be shaped by the environment (nurture).

There are studies that show that children who spend too many hours a day being in contact with tablets, mobiles or television have lower levels of myelin.

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