15 May 2015
According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.
Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others using electroencephalograms.
The results showed the average human attention span has fallen from 12 seconds in 2000, or around the time the mobile revolution began, to eight seconds.
Continue reading: Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones
Commentary by The Secular Jurist: If Canadians now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish, then how bad must Americans’ attention span be – shorter than a fruit fly?