Killing the prefrontal cortex, one click at a time

Here’s a video telling how the internet can ruin our capacity for productivity. I knew it was happening to me, I just didn’t know why or how.

 

And here’s another video by the same guy telling us how addiction destroys the dendritic connections in the prefrontal cortex where agency (free will) and executive functioning (including decision making and self-control) happen (connecting us via the zero-point field to ourselves in the transcendent realm beyond space and time, I suspect).

I gotta stop watching so many YouTube videos!

I have too many “vital” interests and too many tangentially related projects going. Spinning the wheels.

Love and free moral agency,

Morrill Talmage Moorehead, MD

7 thoughts on “Killing the prefrontal cortex, one click at a time

  1. I’m old enough to remember people saying TV would rot our brains. If they only knew what online activity and the apparently inability of a society not being able to spend a minute without looking down at a screen, no matter where they are (i.e. those walking their dog into oncoming pedestrians are my favorite-NOT).

  2. I don’t expect to see “I should ‘a watched more YouTube videos” on too many tombstones. What I particularly enjoyed about the 1999 movie “The Matrix” was its depiction of people who spent too much time hooked up to the computer. In the movie, the real world had become hellish, and I suspect that was because people stopped living in it and caring for it … although constantly spouting righteous concern … online, of course.

  3. I understand this topic well as often I am working on a story and get side-tracked by messages that pop up or somehow catch my attention. Not ready to take hallucinogens to help my concentration! That’s why sometimes I write better sitting at the lake with pen and paper. Fewer distractions!

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