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Time to remove new technology from elementary school

However, when participants chose immediate rewards, parts of their limbic system, which includes the fear- and reward-controlled parts of the brain, were activated (McClure, et al., 2004). The result is that the more we allow our children to struggle with activities that require effort and time (instead of the instantly enjoyable rush of dopamine from a computer), the more they will develop important executive functions mediated by the prefrontal cortex will.