Running head: Effects of excessive use of the TV.
Effects of an Excessive Use of the TV
Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra
The television has been one of the most revolutionary inventions ever made. It’s an indispensable device in our daily life. Through the TV people find out what’s happening around the world and also gives one pleasure to relaxing after a long day of work. However it could cause many harmful effects like mental fatigue, addiction and insomnia. The television is the transmission of images through waves (in Greek tele means distance, and vision comes from the Latin visio, meaning vision or sight), but generally the term we refer to the receiver, also called tele or TV. No single person invented the television; instead, it is a compilation of inventions perfected by fierce competition. When we watch TV our brain keeps in constant work and that produces mental fatigue. A study made by “mentalfatigue.net” says that “Mental fatigue can be worrying but the good news is that it is not an illness in itself, it is instead a symptom that likely to be caused by extended periods of demanding cognitive activity i.e. watching too much TV, lack of sleep, poor diet or dehydration. Typical symptoms of mental fatigue include an inability to concentrate, making more mistakes than usual, difficulty in learning and clumsiness. Mental fatigue has also been proven to impair your physical performance and will inevitably reduce your productivity at work as well” This is the reason, why people should avoid an excessive mental fatigue; after a long period of TV our body feels tired and because of the consequences mentioned before that mental fatigue can cause is why it’s not a good idea to spend a lot of time in front of the TV. Since the first television was made, addiction has always been the worst problem of it. This could be considered like any other addiction; our body is vulnerable to it....
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