Tech distractions may harm your concentration, but you can reverse it, says psychologist
Originally aired March 15, 2020
Designing for dependence: How your devices and apps are built to get you hooked.
Stefan Van der Stigchel, a cognitive psychologist and author of Concentration: Staying Focused in Times of Distraction, notes that external distraction like phone and social media notifications are harming our ability to concentrate optimally.
In an age of digital devices and near constant distractions, many of us feel like our attention spans are shrinking. On this Spark episode the author states that concentration is like a muscle that you have to work to maintain.
The podcast has fascinating examples from research and personal experience.