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  •  There's some research that the ability to feel (1+ / 0-)
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    empathy wanes with the constant use of electronic devices.

    By substituting for face-to-face communications, even when there, in person, the emotion-reflecting brain signals triggered by observing another person live begin to fade.

    Continually referring to a phone when talking with a person or people in person, the sympathetic empathy normally created -- for which we were evolved over many years -- is disrupted and diminished.

    one measurable toll may be on our biological capacity to connect with other people.
    So. Yeah, it could be. Of course, narcissistic jerks predate phones by centuries. It's just that the affliction may be catching.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:16:05 PM PDT

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