March 7, 2014
HARRISONBURG A new study says more teens are suffering from a new form of dementia, called "digital dementia."
The study says 18 percent of youths between the ages of ten and 19 use their cellphones more than seven hours per day. Researchers believe that contributes to memory loss.
Justin Brown is an assistant professor with James Madison University, and he doesn't think teens need to put down their devices just yet.
"I tend to think no, because it allows the brain to focus on several things and multitask, but it is important to be able to put technology away periodically and be able to focus on one particular thing at a time," said Brown.