Compose a 500 words assignment on is technology messing with your brain. Needs to be plagiarism free! Your Full Your 9 March Article Critique The article “Is Technology Messing with Your Brain?” discusseshow though technology can make our life much easier, and save us a lot of time, however, at the same time, it argues that technology can be very dangerous to our brain as well. This article, in a way, can be describing my life style. It is strange how eerily similar it is: while I am typing my essay right now, my favorite show is on TV, I am also catching up with friends on my facebook, my phone is vibrating consistently as I am constantly getting texts from my friends, what is more, I am also listening to some songs. It never occurred to me that all this activity caused me to be distracted, and how it affected my brain. The more I thought about what the article had implied, regarding how all the distraction could cause our brains to have short attention spans and how it resulted in leaving no time for our brains to rest, the more I realized how lightly I have taken technology to be, and how I have never realized its side effects. I agree with the article, in that we do have a lot of technology in our lives, whether our cell phones, our laptops, our iPods, our televisions, our video gaming consoles, or any of the myriads of multimedia devices, we have a lot of them in our daily lives and now we are used to using them excessively. This is more so in our lives, the lives of the teenagers. We are so stuck on technological devices that rarely do we find time to engage ourselves in some relaxing activity. It is as if we have put our brain in an over-drive. This may later on result in having a link to the Attention Deficit Disorder, though that is just my assertion for now. However, the truth is that we do not spend time doing anything that relaxes our brain or gives it a rest, we are constantly using it, and jumping from one activity to another, constantly shifting focus, which the article also points out causes us to lose our ability to focus on things for a long period of time. The truth of the matter is that our brains need rest, and we are constantly denying them that rest by making them work so hard. Though technology has made our lives easier, yet we still need a lot of brain activity to be able to operate the technological devices we have, and this is exactly what is causing us to put our brains to the limit. It is essential, for our brains to work right, that they also get some rest. Just like the body can break down if it is not allowed to rest, similarly, constantly working the brain without allowing it to rest can have adverse effects as well. It is, therefore, imperative that we do find the time to rest our brains and not misuse the technology that makes our lives so much more entertaining and easy. . Works Cited “Is Technology Messing With Your Brain?” Scholastic Scope. Scholastics Inc., 10 Jan. 2011. Web. 9 Mar. 2011.