Originally Posted by houghtam
It's another information medium, that's all. It doesn't negatively affect brain function any more than 3-8 hours of reading or listening to the radio does, especially when done at the same time as other activities, such as folding laundry, vacuuming, playing with the little ones, etc.
No, radio is much less intrusive -- more of a cool medium as Marshall McLuhan would say. TV is much more hypnotic.
So long as you are doing things in the home -- not watching - it will be less of a problem.
Even so -- you are conducting an experiment with your own brain -- with no control over the experiment. You are the mouse.