Internet addiction disorder, as a form of technological addiction, will cause neurological complications, psychological disturbances, and relational chaos. Teenagers are in the most vulnerable age group, who will develop more serious complications than other age groups when addicted to the Internet. The objective of this study was to analyze the damage in working memory of the juvenile Internet addiction (IAD). The Chinese words Recognition is used as the experimental paradigms of event-related potentials (ERP). 13 normal teenagers and 10 internet addiction received recognition task which use the old/new effects during Chinese words and the behavior data and electroencephalogram signals were recorded by the experiment equipment. After the data disposed, compared with the normal, both the ERP and the behavior data of the IAD have some obvious characteristics. The difference reveals the damage of the working memory from the neurophysiology.
Date of Conference: 17-18 April 2010
Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 28 June 2010
INSPEC Accession Number: 11573899