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In his book iBrain: Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, Dr. Shaped by the era of Google and limitless access to news and information, the brains of your coworkers, your children, and your competition are remapping, retooling, and evolving. Are you keeping up?
Gary Small, smapl of America’s leading neuroscientists and experts on brain function and behavior, bary how technology’s unstoppable march forward has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information. What are the professional, social, and political impacts of this new brain evolution? How must you adapt and at what price? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?
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Very interesting book about how the brain is being changed by technology, and not always for the better. Humans have always been able to adapt and change but now there is a real gap in knowledge and abilities between those born and educated before the technological revolution and those born since. I do think the authors tend to generalize too much and for people who s,all very familiar with computers at times he may come across as condescending.
However, for people who are totally unfamiliar with computers, there are useful tips. It includes some exercises and resources for obtaining more information about this rapidly changing topic. Every parent who is not snall with technology should read this book, as well as those interested in how these advances are changing their child’s brain.
One person found this helpful. I was looking forward to a thought provoking read backed by scientific fact. So far, a short reference to an FMRI study on brain activation while doing a google search contrasting the computer savvy and computer ignorant.
Big surprise, there is a difference which eventually diminishes as the ignorant learns. I would postulate a similar study conducted of a person learning gady drive a car, bounce a basketball, learning to walk would produce similar results. Yes I know you can not drive a car in an MRI machine. I had issues when presented with a few high level paragraphs talking about Natural Selection and Evolution leading into an equating of thought process change due to digital input as Evolution.
What kind of scientific conclusion is that? Will the neurology of the next generation born be fundamentally different to what has gone before? Ibraih genetic modifications occurring? Another point – The gap between the “Digital Immigrants” and “Digital Natives” really good terms by the waywill be gone in one smal. Sorry, assumes that the current state of digital communication is at the pinnacle.
My yet to be born grandchildren will laugh at the experience of my children natives just as my children laugh ibraun me now. I was interested in the supposition that personal interaction decreased as digital interaction increased, but found not facts to back up the statement.
I wonder about how the abbreviation of language might affect future communications, I worry that the quantity of communication has lowered the quality of communication someone could post a direct communique from God emall the true meaning of life on facebook right now and perhaps get a dozen “I like it”‘ replies in between 2 dozen farmville fruits for sale. I really was hoping to be challenged and enlightened by this book. Perhaps I am not the intended audience. Dr Small has done a fabulous job of making the complexity of the subject reasonably simple for a non scientist without losing important details.
His book makes so many important points that I had my students read excerpts and we did an irain class debate years ago when the book first hary out.
The question my students posed: Thanks for getting them to think about it! I know that can happen quickly with technology snall but wasn’t expecting it. Also, ivrain did not discuss to my satisfaction how our brains are being affected by technology.
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Do you want to know what’s going on in your, or your child’s, brain when you gsry at screens all day? This will tell you. Scientifically backed up information, nearly half the book is references to studies done. Worth reading, although not revolutionary. A review of the way things were in snall Neuroscience had made advances. Often doesnot stay on the subject to review elementary information about how to live in this high-tech world.
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