THE EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCHES OF MEMORY, ATTENTION AND THINKING OF THE INTERNET - ACTIVITY (INTERNET – PLAYERS’) OF CHILDREN AGED 10-12, 14-16, OF STUDENTS AGED 18-20, AND OF OLD PEOPLE AGED 25-40
Moscow Municipal Psychological – Pedagogical University (RUSSIAN FEDERATION)
About this paper:
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:«Life in the virtual reality: influence for cognitive processes»
Cheremoshkina L.V., Moscow Municipal Psychological – Pedagogical University
1. The experimental researches (2004 - 2011) of memory, attention and thinking of the internet - activity of children aged 10 - 12, 14 - 16, of students aged 18 - 20, and of old people aged 25 - 40, allows to concern that longer (up to three years) and systematical (up to four hours every day) internet using makes the influence for the productivity of cognitive abilities.
The researches proved that:
- the increasing of memorizing speed of the easy and complex nonverbal material by internet - active school children and students with the period of using internet resources over three years, in comparison of the results of control group and other experimental groups with lover period of internet - activity;
- the decreasing of memorizing speed of the complicated nonverbal senseless material by students and old people with the period of using internet resources over 10 years, in comparison of the analogous indexes of students and ole people with the period of using internet resources more than six years.
- the growth of productivity of thinking and the decreasing of the capacity and stability of attention of school children with the period of using internet resources over three years, in comparison of the analogous indexes
of the users with the period of using internet resources till 1,5 years
and from 1,5 to 3 years.
2. Psycho-physiological research of internet - players’ memory (students aged 18 - 19 with the stage of internet - playing activity over ten years) revealed non-favorable signs for the effective functioning of theirs memory: lower level of the nervous system activity and non-appropriate species of the hemisphere’s activity for the produced load;
The researches carried out by the financial support of the Russian Human Scientific Foundation, the project’s number: 08-06-00378а.
Keywords: Memory research, internet-activity research, internet-players’ memory.