Infomania

A recent study shows that addiction to constant access via technology (e.g., email, cellphone) is more damaging to daily brain functioning than smoking a J.

“An average worker’s functioning IQ falls 10 points when distracted by ringing telephones and incoming e-mails … more than double the four-point drop seen following studies on the impact of smoking marijuana.” The IQ decline was the equivalent of missing a whole night’s sleep, the company said…. Debra Meyerson, professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, echoed the study’s finding that “being accessible all the time is a source of stress.”

Now, get back to work! πŸ™‚

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