So much Technology -- It Gives you Popcorn Brain!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

So much Technology -- It Gives you Popcorn Brain!

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There are doctors now claiming all the time we spend too much time around electronics will give us Popcorn Brain.    Cell phones, computers, GPS, Ipads, etc. all emit waves that causes "Popcorn Brain".    They say that the structure of our brain actually changes physically.   Is it true - constant stimulation can activate dopamine cells in the nucleus Smartphonesaccumbens, a main pleasure center of the brain?

So, from now on, I will ONLY be working on my computer early of the morning, and later in the evening, despite receiving offers, having the need to send emails to clients, enter in new listings, search for homes, and of course writing blogs and commenting on others!    Almost all marketing is electronics now!     What about that computer in the car --- should I stay out of the car too?

 

The doctors recommend sitting at the computer, or talking on the phone for a maximum of 2 hours, and take a break - go outside to garden, or take a walk.     With our kids spending so much time with electronics, will this damage their ability to engage in conversations face to face?

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Well, guess I will have Popcorn Brain, as during these busy times, I am sure our clients will NOT understand the 2 hour max we are to be on our electronics.     Will we be able to claim workman's comp?

 

 

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Will Hamm
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Hi Joan,  2 hours, come on, what is the deal here.  Some people, not saying WHO, would have a hard time.

Jun 25, 2011 12:54 PM #7
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Belinda Spillman
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Hi Joan.  I heard this on the news the other day.  I though "what the heck is popcorn brain".  I think mine must be carmel corn cuz things get kind of stuck and messy in my mind at times.

Jun 25, 2011 01:28 PM #8
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Rebecca Gaujot, the GO TO REALTOR
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Joan, I know I spend tooooo much time on the computer... just this morning my husband was complaining about it.... So, I am going to try to steer away from my office more often.

Jun 25, 2011 02:24 PM #9
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Craig Rutman
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I would be lost without my electronics! We rely on them so much these days and, as commissioned workers, it would be foolish not to respond in a timely fashion.

Jun 25, 2011 03:06 PM #10
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Dee Mayers
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Our electronic gadgetry has become a lifeline in the social world.  Yes they have benefits,  but I do believe using them in moderation (hard to do) will keep the "popcorn brain" syndrome at bay.

Jun 25, 2011 03:09 PM #11
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Tim Peterson
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Wow only 2 hours..that is my activerain time every day plus all the other stuff--I guess I am the Extra Butter Movie Popcorn

Jun 25, 2011 08:54 PM #12
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Bob & Leilani Souza
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Popcorn brain, Joan? Uh-oh...if that's the case, I think mine is already caramel-covered. :)

Leilani

Jun 25, 2011 10:39 PM #13
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Hi Joan,

I am not surprised but it is upsetting.  We spend way too much time on the computer and on the phone.  Now GPS?  Et tu?  We are in trouble.

Lisa

Jun 26, 2011 09:03 AM #14
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Jeanne & Ralph, they do take a dim view of a life!    There are many days out in the field, and there needs to be a day or more for catch up on the computer --- way too many hours behind the screen!

Jun 26, 2011 10:10 AM #16
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Joan Cox
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Larry & Sheila, we do spend too much time around our electronics, but that is what is needed!

Jun 26, 2011 10:11 AM #17
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Joan Cox
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Anita, who knows what long term affects all these electronics will have on us!    This may be worse on the young folks, as they are STARTING their lives with electronics!

Jun 26, 2011 10:11 AM #18
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Joan Cox
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Ginny, there are days I have sat at my computer as well, especially when there are several days linked together in the field with clients!    Everything is on the computer now, and requires many hours to keep it going, to include marketing of our properties!

Jun 26, 2011 10:12 AM #19
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Joan Cox
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Silvia, I too use a headset or the speaker phone, as they have eluded to brain disease shortly after the cell phone came out.      Letters, what are they?

Jun 26, 2011 10:27 AM #20
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Renée Burrows
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I am NOT surprised!!  After I started getting bloggers butt I am forcing myself to do 5 minutes of yoga every hour and to help with circulation.  Some days are so rough in front of the computer (with non-marketing activities too!) that I sometimes forget bathroom breaks and that is NOT good for you either!

Jun 26, 2011 02:07 PM #21
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Peggy Chirico
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Hi Joan - Is two hours a day even possible?  And very funny, Renee-#21--bloggers butt! That is reason enough to put in only 2 hours a day.

Jun 27, 2011 10:23 AM #22
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Joan Cox
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Richard, completely true, we are all addicted to our techo toys!

Will, Belinda & I would not know what to do if we did not have our electronics!

Belinda, carmel corn is good too!

 

Jun 27, 2011 11:26 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Rebecca, we do need to out more often, and get some fresh air!

Craig, of course I was embellishing!    As Realtors we have to answer our phones, and do our Internet marketing!

Dee, some days moderation is very tough to achieve!

Jun 27, 2011 11:29 AM #24
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Joan Cox
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Tim, 2 hours is just a good start in today's marketing!

Leilani, carmel covered is a popular choice!

Lisa, over the last decade, many reports have been done on the use of electronics, and our young folks will most likely find out the long term affects.

Tagrid, they used to go outside!

Jun 27, 2011 11:32 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Renee, there are days we just need to catch up with our computer work, and takes a whole day!   Bloggers butt --- along with popcorn brain...hmmmm!

Peggy, wonder if anyone would recognize the bloggers butt?

Jun 27, 2011 11:33 AM #26
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Scott Freedle
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Does riding my bike get all those electronic waves out of my brain?    Good thing I don't spend as much time as others in front of that computer!

Jun 29, 2011 07:46 PM #27
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