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Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Daytona Beach

Authors' Class Standing

Tahmina Tisha, Sophmore

Lead Presenter's Name

Tahmina Tisha

Lead Presenter's College

DB College of Engineering

Faculty Mentor Name

Michael Perez

Abstract

1.1 Background

During the past decades, digital technology has transformed our daily lives. People of every age are now taking advantage of the vast amount of available online information and communication platforms that connect them with others. Technology helps us to generate stores and process enormous amounts of information and interact with each other rapidly and efficiently. The staggering advancement in the world of technology is becoming a big part of the brain development process physically and psychologically. It has a special role in developing children's and adult brains and affecting their ways to make decisions. This study is to explain, that digital technology use has a significant impact both negative and positive on brain function and behavior. Most adults use the internet daily, and nearly one out of four reports being online most of the time. Neuroscientists have begun focusing their attention on how digital technology may be changing our brains and behavior.

1.2 Audience Scenario and Technicality Level

The primary audience for this paper will be the tech companies and the Parents of the children. The tech companies are one of the primary audiences because with this report they are going to make changes in their programs, so it is less harmful to the people that use their technology. As the new generation evolves into technology, the parents most likely find it interesting how they can protect their kids from technology. The technical level for this report is semi-technical because it goes more depth explaining the pros and cons of technology affecting brain development.

Focus Group question

  1. 1. What does technology mean to you?
  2. Is technology developing faster than it used to? Are you worried about being left behind?
  3. How much time do you spend online each week?
  4. Can you a whole day without technology?
  5. Do you get headaches from having too much screen time?
  6. Now, remember the time when you did not have the technology, What was it like back then?
  7. Do you use app for everything? Including things that you do in your daily life.
  8. Do you find technology complicated?
  9. Some people prefer to live with less technology in their lives. Can you understand the desire to live a simpler life?

These nine sets of questions were asked to people from age 6 – to 55.

The focus group was done with ten people, and they were all informed that their answers will be used to draft this technical report. Out of ten, seven people said that they cannot live without technology. Technology has become a part of their lifestyle, especially during the covid-19 were interacting with people was difficult to face to face. They adopted the usage of technology throughout and the staggering rate of usage of technology happened during the covid-19 season. They also reported that too much technology usage has caused them headaches, and blurry visions.

1.3 Method of inquiry – Type of Report, Chunking Choices, and Narrowed Thesis Question

The type of report is Pros and cons. This type of report will provide information about the engagement on how technology affects brain development positively and negatively. Technology has transformed our world and resulted in the brain development process physically and psychologically. Advanced technology has positive and negative outcomes on the development of the human brain. How can the transition for children and adults to modern technology be more efficient and not harmful?

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark, SURF, Research Abroad, Student Internal Grants, or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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The affect of technology in our brain physcially and mentally

1.1 Background

During the past decades, digital technology has transformed our daily lives. People of every age are now taking advantage of the vast amount of available online information and communication platforms that connect them with others. Technology helps us to generate stores and process enormous amounts of information and interact with each other rapidly and efficiently. The staggering advancement in the world of technology is becoming a big part of the brain development process physically and psychologically. It has a special role in developing children's and adult brains and affecting their ways to make decisions. This study is to explain, that digital technology use has a significant impact both negative and positive on brain function and behavior. Most adults use the internet daily, and nearly one out of four reports being online most of the time. Neuroscientists have begun focusing their attention on how digital technology may be changing our brains and behavior.

1.2 Audience Scenario and Technicality Level

The primary audience for this paper will be the tech companies and the Parents of the children. The tech companies are one of the primary audiences because with this report they are going to make changes in their programs, so it is less harmful to the people that use their technology. As the new generation evolves into technology, the parents most likely find it interesting how they can protect their kids from technology. The technical level for this report is semi-technical because it goes more depth explaining the pros and cons of technology affecting brain development.

Focus Group question

  1. 1. What does technology mean to you?
  2. Is technology developing faster than it used to? Are you worried about being left behind?
  3. How much time do you spend online each week?
  4. Can you a whole day without technology?
  5. Do you get headaches from having too much screen time?
  6. Now, remember the time when you did not have the technology, What was it like back then?
  7. Do you use app for everything? Including things that you do in your daily life.
  8. Do you find technology complicated?
  9. Some people prefer to live with less technology in their lives. Can you understand the desire to live a simpler life?

These nine sets of questions were asked to people from age 6 – to 55.

The focus group was done with ten people, and they were all informed that their answers will be used to draft this technical report. Out of ten, seven people said that they cannot live without technology. Technology has become a part of their lifestyle, especially during the covid-19 were interacting with people was difficult to face to face. They adopted the usage of technology throughout and the staggering rate of usage of technology happened during the covid-19 season. They also reported that too much technology usage has caused them headaches, and blurry visions.

1.3 Method of inquiry – Type of Report, Chunking Choices, and Narrowed Thesis Question

The type of report is Pros and cons. This type of report will provide information about the engagement on how technology affects brain development positively and negatively. Technology has transformed our world and resulted in the brain development process physically and psychologically. Advanced technology has positive and negative outcomes on the development of the human brain. How can the transition for children and adults to modern technology be more efficient and not harmful?

 

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