|Cormorant flying with water's reflection|
Referencing the "SpongeBob" group, Dimitri Christikakis, director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle's Children's Research Institute noted "These children's brains were actually tired from all the stimulation, and then the expectation that they focus on something became a challenge for them." Dimitri went on to reference how the average preschooler spends approximately 4.5 hours a day watching television or DVDs.
Further research is needed to access the long-term affects of fast paced media on children's ability to concentrate.
This study ties into one of my earlier blog postings on "monkey mind". I dare say that children are not the only ones who may be experiencing difficulty concentrating in this increasingly frenetic world.