YOU and effects of TV on the Brain
The following is from eruptingmind.com
Watching TV is something which virtually everyone does. But did
you know that TV can actually be harmful to you? Television
viewing can, for example, increase your risk of premature death,
reduce your level of intelligence, completely obliterate your ability
to concentrate, physically impair the growing child brain, and
increase your risk of developing neurodegenerative brain
disorders. To top it off, TV is also additive.
I have background in biology, psychology, and business and have
been interest in the effects of TV on the brain for the past several
years. Like many people, I was shocked to find that something
which I had previously considered being an innocent past time
actually posed a real threat to my physical and mental well-being.
Furthermore, I discovered that television is also a very effective
mind control technology that can have a big influence on how you
feel about yourself, what you think is possible for yourself, and
how you perceive the world you live in.
In this article, I present to you a brief summary of the main findings
that I have come across with additional commentary of points of
There is so much more that could be discussed, so, please
consider this summary as a starting point from which you can use
to direct your own future research. For this purpose, I have
provided a list of references which can be found at the bottom of
Watching tv puts the viewer into a highly suggestible sleep-like
hypnotic state. This provides easy access to the subconscious
and is one reason why it is easy to fall asleep whilst watching
The hypnotic effect is largely caused by screen flicker which lowers
your brainwaves into an alpha state, a state of mind you would
normally associate with meditation or deep relaxation. In most
people, this occurs within 30 seconds, or within 3 minutes for very
light and infrequent TV viewers.
TV viewing reduces higher brain activity, promoting activity in
lower brain regions. In other words, it makes you less intelligent
and behave more like an animal
Advertisers target a region of the brain known as the reptilian
brain. This is an ancient part of the brain which is responsible for
primitive and primal urges such as sex, feeling, and power.
These themes are commonly used in advertising campaigns to
make you think that you need a particular product.
We will over time continue talking about effects of TV on the brain
Be picky about your TV time