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Technology, why are we so addicted?

by Catherine Brzycki
July 25, 2013


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In an over connected world, we could be addicted to technology

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Americans are spending more than three hours online every day. We check email obsessively, tweet without restraint and post on Facebook daily. Experts say a powerful reward mechanism in our brains could explain why.