Dr Oz: Are You Addicted To The Internet?
The internet has revolutionized our lives, keeping us connected 24/7. We now spend as much as 5-7 hours online every day socializing, checking emails, and keeping up with the latest news. Are we becoming addicted? Recent studies reveal that internet addiction is associated with impaired brain structure and function, which affects planning, prioritizing, organizing, and impulse control. Other studies showed shrinkage in the area known as the insula which regulates the capacity to develop empathy and compassion for others.