Attention span

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  1. anticupidon

    anticupidon Ancient Guru

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    Hello gurus!
    As I was studying for my German class, I realized with abrupt fear that my attention span is almost gone. Searching on the smartphone, doing irrelevant things. Reading the syllabus on a screen is hard, I follow sentences but my attention goes to another browser tabs, and my mind just stalls there, losing focus.
    On the contrary, when I study in the library, with a real book in my hand or with the printed syllabus, it feels natural and my eyes are glued to the paper.
    I think that the internet and modern age broke my attention span.
    Any one of you guys could concur?
     
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    sverek Ancient Guru

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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    mine gets me in trouble
     
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    jbscotchman Ancient Guru

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    This is why I still use a flip phone with no data.
     
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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    Use a bigger screen.
     
  6. Extraordinary

    Extraordinary Ancient Guru

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    Library/books sets your brain into study mode, PC screen sets it to waste time / play mode

    There is no WWW in a book

    Remove distractions = easier to study

    That said, if the subject is interesting to me I can study with any media, but I cannot read story books at all, I start reading and a page or two later realise I have been thinking about something completely different and have no idea what I've read
     
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    insp1re2600 Master Guru

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    Feel motivation lacking, more than attention span these days.
     
  8. airbud7

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    me too!...I know I read it/ But what did I read?.....Grrrrrr...
    I blame it on Big Boobs....:D
     
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