Prodigy

New Study

By: Ben Preiss - Published: Oct 22, 2007 • References: telegraph and inventorspot
Believe it or not, the hundreds hours of wasted lounging in front of the TV not only prevents kids from picking up positive habits, but also contributes to the development of many bad traits that negatively affect their lives.

"TV affects brain development and functioning," InventorSpot wrote.

"When you watch TV, your brain enters alpha level, a mode where your mind is most receptive to ideas while least prepared to think critically. To quote the video, 'Effective hypnosis is induced, and the viewer surrenders to the unending television image stream....Images are implanted directly into the mind without viewer participation.'"

Will this revelation have parents turning off the TV, and kids discovering the great outdoors, or, heaven forbid, spur them to pick up a book and do some reading?