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WCAX Interviews Rosenfeld about Impacts of Screen Time on Our Brains

April 19, 2023 by Lucy Gardner Carson

(APRIL 19, 2023) Associate Professor of Psychiatry Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., who for the past decade has focused his research on the impacts of screen time on our brains, spoke to WCAX-TV about weighing the costs and benefits of having time away from screens.

Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D.

(APRIL 19, 2023) Associate Professor of Psychiatry Andrew Rosenfeld, M.D., who for the past decade has focused his research on the impacts of screen time on our brains, spoke to WCAX-TV about weighing the costs and benefits of having time away from screens. The human brain wasn’t designed for constant stimulation and can get overwhelmed easily, he explained. Spending time on screens — specifically social media — can improve connectivity, creativity, and community. But it can also be disastrous for self-image and increase anxiety. “One interesting question to ask is, 'How much control do I have over the phone? And how much control does the phone have over me?'”

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