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We know this one intuitively– or do we?–your brain needs a rest and you need some exercise! Your brain need a rest WHILE you exercise. Another one of a great series of articles by Matt Ritchel for The New York Times:
Your Brain on Computers
Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime
By MATT RICHTEL
Published: August 24, 2010
The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.
See the full article at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/25/technology/25brain.html?_r=1&hp=&pagewanted=all