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    Facebook , Myspace , TeakDoor - Infantising Monkeys Brains

    FACEBOOK, MySpace and other social networking websites are rewiring children's brains making them more self-centered and reducing their attention spans, a neuroscientist has warned.

    The nature of communication on the sites could stunt development of the brain, Oxford University neuroscientist Susan Greenfield said.

    "We know how small babies need constant reassurance that they exist", she told the UK's Daily Mail.

    "My fear is that these technologies are infantilising the brain into the state of small children who are attracted by buzzing noises and bright lights, who have a small attention span and who live for the moment."

    Lady Greenfield has previously said exposure to computer games, action movies, chat rooms and social networking sites could leave a generation with poor attention spans.

    "I often wonder whether real conversation in real time may eventually give way to these sanitised and easier screen dialogues, in much the same way as killing, skinning and butchering an animal to eat has been replaced by the convenience of packages of meat on the supermarket shelf," she told the UK Parliament.

    A teacher of 30 years had already noticed a sharp decline in the ability of her pupils to understand others, Lady Greenfield told the House of Lords.

    "It is hard to see how living this way on a daily basis will not result in brains, or rather minds, different from those of previous generations," she said.

    Toxic Childhood author Sue Palmer told the Mail: "We are seeing children's brain development damaged because they don't engage in the activity they have engaged in for millennia.
    'I'm not against technology and computers. But before they start social networking, they need to learn to make real relationships with people."
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    Where is the scientific study that this "scientist" has based her opinion on ?

    I am also noticing that people are becoming stupider but that's just the old duffers who post on Teak Door. The harmful effects of posting on this forum and being dragged down to the level of an ant are plain to see...er and some other stuff.

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    good points, look at the attention whoring of some here, very telling

    I won't name names of course

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    ooooh look at the lights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    FACEBOOK, MySpace and other social networking websites are r....................real relationships with people."
    huh?

    what was the question again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    good points, look at the attention whoring of some here, very telling

    I won't name names of course
    ....nor will I

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    I only joined Facebook about 2 weeks ago trying to track down some people from 10-20 years ago when i last lived in the UK and quite successfully aswell i may had, but they have this dumb as fcuk game on there called Mafia Wars and it's proper shite but i'm fookin addicted to it and it's really pissing me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    but they have this dumb as fcuk game on there called Mafia Wars and it's proper shite but i'm fookin addicted to it and it's really pissing me off.

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    Oooh, actually, I just found someone I really wanted to find. But not on any of these sites. I just googled the name again and finally I found the person. Now, I can get justice. Not only for me, but for the guy's offspring and two of his dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    but they have this dumb as fcuk game on there called Mafia Wars and it's proper shite but i'm fookin addicted to it and it's really pissing me off.
    I think it has been conclusively established that i'm not gay, however didn't i read somewhere that you were shagging a ladyboy over a period of years???

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    think it has been conclusively established that i'm not gay,

    not according to that photo I found of you, lucky for you mods deleted it and the thread were you confessed it was you and your love of ladyboys!

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