SCIENCE -- January 5, 2011 at 5:44 PM ET
Miles O'Brien: This is Your Teen's Brain on Technology and Multitasking
On Wednesday's NewsHour, Miles O'Brien reports on the way that teens interact with technology, and how Facebooking, texting, gaming and constant digital multitasking may be shaping developing adolescent brains. Do teens pay a price for the way they consume technology? Or is it possible, as some say, that this behavior is building better brains?
Hari Sreenivasan caught up with O'Brien, his son Murrough and his daughter Connery for an inside look at the subject. Spoiler alert: Murrough battles pro gamer Flamesword and Connery showcases her multitasking savvy mid-interview.