By Asiya Raheem

When it comes to leisure activities, television tops the list. Most of us spend almost all of our leisure time watching TV. While we may like to think that television is just a means of entertainment, studies have proven that it not only influences the way we think and behave but is actually a controlling medium. This means that we are not able to make judgments or decisions about what we hear or see on TV and our brain readily accepts and absorbs whatever content we expose ourselves to. It has been proven that the effects of television on our brain are very similar to hypnosis. Reports even suggest that it only takes 30 seconds for our brain to absorb and be transfixed by what we are watching on TV. However shocking the revelations may be, there is no denying the fact that television has become an inseparable part of our lives. How profound are the effects of television and how has television influenced our lives? Team Melange asks. Read on to know what people have to say.