This is your brain. This is your brain on e-mail.
from: "E-mail is more harmful to one's mental acuity than pot. That's the upshot of what was undoubtedly a very amusing study recently conducted at the University of London Institute of Psychiatry (and sponsored by HP -- just what are they trying to tell us?). In clinical trial after clinical trial, 80 all told, Dr. Glenn Wilson, a psychiatrist at King's College London University, found the IQ of frequent e-mailers fell by 10 points during the work day -- the equivalent to missing a whole night's sleep and more than double the 4-point fall seen after smoking marijuana. 'This is a very real and widespread phenomenon,' Wilson said. 'We have found that this obsession with looking at messages, if unchecked, will damage a worker's performance by reducing their mental sharpness, roughly twice the IQ drop caused by marijuana.'"
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