Distractions Are Making Us Dumber
In our current Digital Age, there are more things competing for our attention than ever before in human history.
Our perpetual, byte-sized interactions are not only a detriment to our concentration, focus, productivity, and personal safety, but they’re also hurting our intelligence.
A 2005 study at King’s College found that when distracted, workers suffered a 10- to 15-point IQ loss—a greater dumbing down than experienced when smoking marijuana. A 15-point deficiency takes an adult male down to the same IQ level as an 8-year-old child.