Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Rossin, Hanna (MAR 20 2013), The Touch-Screen Generation, The Atlantic, Retrieved on 2013-03-24
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  • Folksonomies: new media parenting children media


    24 MAR 2013

     Television is Not a Passive Medium

    Ever since viewing screens entered the home, many observers have worried that they put our brains into a stupor. An early strain of research claimed that when we watch television, our brains mostly exhibit slow alpha waves—indicating a low level of arousal, similar to when we are daydreaming. These findings have been largely discarded by the scientific community, but the myth persists that watching television is the mental equivalent of, as one Web site put it, “staring at a blank wall....
    Folksonomies: parenting television
    Folksonomies: parenting television
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    Our brains enter a state similar to that of reading a book when watching TV. Children are able to make sense of TV and are actively engaged with it.