The brain has four states in which is can be in. These states are the Alpha, Beta, Theta and Delta states. The Alpha state is the state relaxation and heightened creativity whereas the Beta state is that of alertness and concentration. We are in the Beta state ‘most’ of the time during the course of the day. The Theta and Delta states are states of deep relaxation found in mediation and sleep. When you switch on the iptv premium and watch for only one minute, your brain moves from the beta level of concentration and critical analysis to the Alpha state of relaxation, passive acceptance and suggestibility.
In this state, you mind becomes a sponge, absorbing what ever comes its way regardless of whether what is being fed is junk or nutritious. The brain slowly becomes what it does. If shifting to a state of easy suggestibility and lowered critical thinking is the order of the day, then you are slowly turning into a zombie. A spongy one at that. No, really. This is the reason that people who watch too much television tend to have inaccurate and unrealistic view of life.
Television is flashy and fast. It’s loaded with stimuli and excitement. You have different camera angles, flickering lights and changes in sound etc. The brain becomes accustomed to all this razzmatazz, more so with children. When the time comes to pay attention to a lecturer or teacher who doesn’t supplement their lectures with exploding cars, crashing spaceships, beautiful mermaids and other exciting special effects, it becomes a little too boring and the brain cannot stay focused and we all know that there are no teachers with budgets that match that of a Hollywood producer.
It is advised that children below the age of 2 should not watch TV at all and that those above 2 years of age should watch no more than 2 hours of quality programming in a day. Apart from the blatantly obvious risk of exposing kids to material that may negatively influence their behaviours (smoking, drinking etc) and the effect on their attention span as described above, there are other ways that TV affects children. Excessive television viewing also causes:
Addiction is another way television affects you. It produces a feel good chemical call endorphin. This chemical is addictive. Studies have shown that people who watch a lot of television display withdrawal symptoms when required to cut down their TV time. Remember the time you lay in the fetal position sweating and trembling when they stopped showing the sitcom “Friends” on TV? Endorphins is why…
Did you know that you brain is more active when sleeping then it is when watching television? Amazing isn’t it? Like I explained earlier, just a minute into it and you become a spongy Zombie just taking in what ever is thrown your way. You brain does very little work. The more you watch TV the more you put it through this. Remember, it becomes what it does. Its not the same as reading where you brain is forced to create images of what its taking in. Excessive television viewing has been linked to diseases such as Dementia and Alzheimer.
The average American 18 year old has seen 200,000 violent crimes committed on television and 40,000 murders. All of that is stored in the subconscious brain conditioning the recipient to behave in a certain way, albeit in a subtle unnoticeable manner.
The way television affects you is not all bad folks. It can help alleviate feelings of loneliness. Have you ever noticed how you can sometimes feel connected to the characters of your favorite show? You feel like you KNOW them right? I always felt like the 7th character of “Friends”. I always got Chandler’s jokes before he even finished them. One can satiate the desire for meaningful relationships by watching television and this can relieve feelings of depression and loneliness so it actually counteracts the psychological damage that can be caused social isolation.
It must be pointed out however that, although television affects you detrimentally, it is a result of excess. Moderation is totally okay. As an anti dote to the those effects, consider reading, meditation, learning another language and physical exercise. All these activities are known to boost the brain functioning.