Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Does TV cause ADHD?
Postman has made very clear that television is full of negative side effects. However, have you thought about television having a positive correlation with ADHD? The article from the website ADDitude- Living Well with Attention Deficit strongly believes in this correlation. The article says, " The more television a child watches between the ages of 1 and 3, the greater his or her likelihood of developing attention problems by age 7." Maybe Postman was on to something when he said that our attention span are shorter due to television. The article also says, "The rapidly moving images on TV and in video games may rewire the brains of very young children, making it difficult for them to focus on slower tasks that require more thought." This sounds vaguely familiar to Postman's argument about commercials in his "Now.. This" chapter.
What do you guys think? Is there really a correlation between TV and ADHD?