Monday, 14 Dec, 2009 Science
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Our Brain is Overloaded with More Than 100,000 Words a Day

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A study showed that 100,000 words a day could make a person register problems with concentration. It was reported that an adult hears or reads about 100,500 words each day, with the bombardment of words coming mainly from such source as the radio, phone, video games, the internet and newspaper.

It is worth mentioning that the team of researchers, led by Roger Bohn, calculated only the time people spend outside working hours, which means that the amount of words that flood a person's brain is much higher. Over 100,000 words represent about 34GB of information that overloads our brain, which might even lead to some changes in its structure.

Previously, Susan Greenfield, one of the most well-known researchers in UK, has warned numerous times that children's brain is greatly affected by a social networking websites. The latter, according to the scientist, considerably shortens a child's attention and makes him or her more selfish. In addition, regular computer use could also overload the brain.

According to Oxford University neuroscientist Professor Colin Blakemore, an increasing amount of information perceived by the human brain can make the latter grow in size, as new information leads to development of new nerve cells.

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