MTV_dumb Long before MTV flooded the airwaves with brain-killing tween programming, the network has been making America dumb. It’s called “the MTV effect.” A smart person explains: “When MTV came on, it started showing music videos that had very quick edits… Consequently, the pacing of other television and films sped up too, with much quicker edits.” Researchers believe these rapid-paced broadcasts may be a key factor for why so many TV-obsessed Americans have such short attention spans. |Science Daily|