Short videos could be squandering our memories or losing important information

Lots of short or passive videos are hitting our brains.

A large number of fragmented information and short videos have greatly reduced our deep thinking, and young people are even more addicted to short videos, which are simple and entertaining, and don’t need to think hard. .

Passive videos – such as movies, are passively accepted, and the human brain does not move at all, which affects people’s memory and attention loss. A scientist did an experiment, let some children watch “Snow White” on TV, and let some children read “Snow White”, and then let the children write an essay describing what kind of person Snow White was at the same time, and those who watched the TV wrote Identical and imaginative and creative, Snow White is diverse. It can be seen that this experiment shows that we must watch less TV, use mobile phones and computers less. In particular, the use of mobile phones is less, and the mobile phone screen is small, which is the most harmful to people’s eyes and brain. Therefore, it is recommended to read more books. Through reading, especially a large amount of reading, we can acquire a large amount of updated knowledge in the process of human development and progress, which can guide us to solve the difficulties and problems encountered in our own life and work, and enhance our competitiveness in society. As the old saying goes, read thousands of books and travel thousands of miles. The world is very big, and it is impossible for us to go everywhere, read a lot of books, you can see the scenery around the world and experience the local customs and customs in the books. For example, the elite speed reading method is based on the principle of eye-brain direct reflection to focus on training the eye-brain fast-response coordination mechanism, which enables the eyes to see quickly and the brain to react and memorize immediately. , so you can read many books. And the memory training section and attention training content can improve memory and attention.

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Always online? Take a break! People who spend too much time browsing social media could be squandering their memories or losing important information, a new study has warned.

Always online? Take a break! People who spend too much time browsing social media could be squandering their memories or losing important information, a new study has warned.

Contrary to common wisdom, an idle brain is in fact doing important work – and in the age of constant information overload, it’s a good idea to go offline on a regular basis, according to a researcher from Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Erik Fransen, whose research focuses on short-term memory and ways to treat diseased neurons, said that a brain exposed to a typical session of social media browsing can easily become hobbled by information overload.

The result is that less information gets filed away in your memory.

The problem begins in a system of the brain commonly known as the working memory, or what most people know as short-term memory. That’s the system of the brain that we need when we communicate, Fransen said.

“Working memory enables us to filter out information and find what we need in the communication. It enables us to work online and store what we find online, but it’s also a limited resource,” he said.

“At any given time, the working memory can carry up to three or four items. When we attempt to stuff more information in the working memory, our capacity for processing information begins to fail.”

“When you are on Facebook, you are making it harder to keep the things that are ‘online’ in your brain that you need.”

“In fact, when you try to process sensory information like speech or video, you are going to need partly the same system of working memory, so you are reducing your own working memory capacity.”

“And when you try to store many things in your working memory, you get less good at processing information,” he said.

You’re also robbing the brain of time it needs to do some necessary housekeeping. The brain is designed for both activity and relaxation, Fransen said.

“The brain is made to go into a less active state, which we might think is wasteful; but probably memory consolidation, and transferring information into memory takes place in this state. Theories of how memory works explain why these two different states are needed.”

“When we max out our active states with technology equipment, just because we can, we remove from the brain part of the processing, and it can’t work,” Fransen said.

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