Originally Posted by horse84
there is a really interesting book by nicholas carr about thtat subject.. not online poker of course, but how the internet changes ppls brains..
Yeah I just red „The Shallows – What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains“ by Carr a week ago. Good read and his conclusion is that we started programming computers and now they are programming us. Of course not to an extreme like in matrix or so but the influence on our neurons is quite sick. Due to the high portion of information/time in the internet our neurons adapt in a way that they grasp information quicker but more superficial, making "deep reading" eventually impossible. The media adapts in showing more catching and shocking things to keep it interesting for our overkilled brains.
Again, I can only speculate on what internet poker does to brains. I think its not nearly as dramatic as normal internet usage, possibly even good for logical thinking, I dont know