“Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime”
“The technology makes the tiniest windows of time entertaining, and potentially productive. But scientists point to an unanticipated side effect: when people keep their brains busy with digital input, they are forfeiting downtime that could allow them to better learn and remember information, or come up with new ideas.”–THE NEW YORK TIMES Digital Devices Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime - The New York Times

I have known that downtime is necessary, especially for me.

“And in her ears the little Seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind.”–FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury Seashell Radio (Thimble Radios) by Ray Bradbury from Fahrenheit 451

I think that Ray Bradbury is a great writer. In his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953), Guy Montag’s wife has the little Seashells in her ears.

Interesting article. here is a link that does not require registration

This is a question that relates to people saying that they don’t pay attention when they listen to podcasts.

Personally I really like just reading mindless stuff (sports news) in my native language or just complete silence once in a while.