Parents' associations are increasingly vocal about the issue of using augmented reality glasses.
At a time when more and more schools want to integrate this tool into their educational approach, many parents believe that it impacts children's learning and affects their ability to concentrate.
However, recent research in this area does not suggest that this tool (which was first designed in the 2010s by Google) has any impact on brain development and concentration.
Obviously, like any new tool, it needs to be understood and our brain will have to develop the reflexes and psychosensory frameworks necessary for the intellectual mastery of the tool. Because, in fact, the human eye is now seen “inundated” (the word is strong) with multiple and varied information which necessarily affects the sensory perception of the brain.
But, say the researchers, the problem is different with this tool than it has been in the past. Indeed, during the advent of the mobile phone, the same discussion invaded the magazines and meetings of parents of pupils or child psychiatrists. But it is true that at the time the change was much more important because until then, apart from television, the use of which was not as persistent, the displays were stationary.
The arrival of mobile screens has profoundly changed this situation and created an environment in which our brain was constantly "bombarded" with dynamic, evolving information and, most importantly, very attractive! Most applications are in fact designed to be as attractive as possible and implemented on the basis of our mental schemas relating to addiction.
But, since then, with its great capacities for adaptation, our brain has learned (over 2 generations) to integrate these dynamic and evolutionary messages and therefore the transition to augmented reality is made more smoothly.
From there to say that the tool is harmless there is a big step that we dare not take for the moment. Studies and analyzes are only at the beginning and the phenomenon is still recent.
And, like any tool, it will of course depend on how we use it and how we construct our educational approaches to help our children grow up with this tool in an increasingly invasive technological environment of the human body. And the recent developments of Neuralink will surely be the subject of an article by us sooner than expected!