There is enough controversy in the news right now about how mobile devices are affecting people of all ages not just the young and the old but all of us,recently being a Doctor saying prolonged time on such devices can be a cause of Autism and then we have some scientists saying they are killing us which has been rubbished by many,this will always be a case for debate so perhaps the Mythbusters should be called in ?
The study found that the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2015 which is one second less than that of a goldfish.
The survey carried out by Microsoft found that many will not even make it to the end of this article as 17pc of all page views last just four seconds or less.
“[People] with more digital lifestyles struggle to focus in environments where prolonged attention is needed,” the study says.
Microsoft’s research did find our abilities to multitask have improved.
“While digital lifestyles decrease sustained attention overall, it’s only true in the long-term. Early adopters and heavy social media user’s front load their attention and have more intermittent bursts of high attention,” the study read.