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Old 12-05-07, 04:39 PM
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This topic keeps coming up on this list server. I've been looking for reports of scientific experiments designed to identify mechanisms that explain the many studies associating TV viewing with poor cognitive skills in humans. So far I haven't found anything but speculation. It would be interesting to find some twin study where one identical twin watches 4 hours per day and the other reads 4 hours per day and see if there is mental deterioration in the TV twin. Maybe TV watchers are just on average more stupid to begin with so that giving it up would do nothing to help them. Since I've never owned a TV I can't speak from experience but I wonder if you people who have given up TV in the last decade or so think that you think better since unplugging it?
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