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The 2018 National Day of Unplugging is on March 9-10 from sundown to sundown.
Back in 2009, Baroness Susan Greenfield, a trained neurochemist and member of the House of Lords, was laser-focused on studying changes to the brain and how this knowledge could combat Alzheimer’s. Meanwhile she couldn’t help noticing that another big factor was altering the brains of subjects more broadly: technology.
At that point, she said, she realized that as people began using social and mobile phones more and for far greater periods of time, their attention spans were taking a hit and their dependence on devices was starting to become noticeable.
So the baroness began speaking out, warning of the dangers of excessive tech usage. Her message, though, was hardly met with agreement and praise.
“At the time I got a lot of flack and criticism,” she said. “Some of
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