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Are your children slaves to their digital devices? Mrs Penny Tan, a mother of three children aged 14, 19 and 22, says of her kids: “When they were younger, we’d go cycling and do things together. Now I can hardly get their attention. They will be taking selfies and catching Pokemon. I’m practically losing them.” She could well be speaking for most parents. Digital devices have infiltrated almost every aspect of life. They have been blamed for causing harmful changes to the brain, such as memory loss. Brain fitness health expert Gary Small told Mind&Body that the overuse of digital devices has been linked to self-reported memory loss, as a survey done in Hong Kong last year showed. “We know that technology is changing our lives. My hypothesis is that it is actually changing our brains,” he said. Dr Small, a psychiatry professor and director of the University of California, ...

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