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Attention Problems, Except for Screens

The New York Times

Why is it that children with attention deficit problems at school can be held in rapt attention by a video game or television program?

A child’s ability to stay focused on a screen, though not anywhere else, is actually characteristic of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. There are complex behavioral and neurological connections linking screens and attention, and many experts believe that these children do spend more time playing video games and watching television than their peers.

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