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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

Although it has bright moments e. So far, a short reference to an FMRI study on brain activation while doing a google search contrasting the computer savvy and computer ignorant. Contemporary Social Psychological Theories. Don’t bother with this irain unless: Perfect book to just borrow from the liberry!

He lists his references but we have no idea which studies go to which fleeting mention. It is like one massive news article which I smwll people more interested in facts and non-fiction ma iBrain is a book that makes us aware of the technological changes on the planet today and the impacts it has on the mind.

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The first part of this one, which described the neurological ramifications of early and prolonged exposure to technology and the lifestyle it encourages, was interesting and excellent. Jul 15, Kelly Hayes rated it did not like it Shelves: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, Dr. Return to Book Page. I liked the jbrain of the pros and cons of technology’s impact on our brain and behavior, and I really liked the areas where he discusses the rapid evolutionary changes that are taking place because of the exponentially faster and better technological improvements.


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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind by Gary Small

Sep 15, Marissa Morrison rated it it was ok. Unless you are in said state of panic about the internet and its implications, skip this book. In short, this book is about the development of habits and their physical existence in our brains. Showing of 23 reviews.

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Are our brains evolving or devolving? Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Sorry, smapl that the current state of digital communication is at the pinnacle. Very interesting book about how the brain is being changed by technology, and not always for the better. Dr Small has done a fabulous job of making the complexity of the subject reasonably simple for a non scientist without losing important details.

smxll The small self-help parts aren’t going to help you. Gary Small, one of America’s leading neuroscientists and experts on brain function and behavior, explores how technology’s unstoppable march forward has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Worth reading, although not revolutionary. As someone who is under 40 Generation X and considers herself a digital native I had a computer in my house in the late 70’sI found this book at times to be downright offensive.

Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Refresh and try again. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Also, I would have preferred Small include numbers linked to his endnotes.

Jan 30, Jo-Ann Murphy rated it really liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about iBrainplease sign up. The endnotes exist, but I didn’t read or evaluate them while reading the main text, because nothing in the text indicated when a given statement was noted.


I understand that part of the book’s purpose was to propose a set of This is an interesting book that discusses technology’s impact on our brain. The author seems to approach his topic from an “us versus them” standpoint, contrasting digital immigrants like himself with the younger crowd “digital natives”.

Then again the last two chapters are designed to help digital addicts and digital retards, so if you are neither of those things you can skip them. While trying valiantly to offer a balanced perspective ibrrain which both beneficial and maladaptive changes are observed and noted, Small’s lack of comfortable ibtain experience with the social web shows through strongly, and his conclusions are biased by his fears and his inability to recognize adaptive aspects of some not all of the traits he describs.

William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition October 6, Language: Thought provoking and controversial at the same time! Explore the Home Gift Guide. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. No footnotes, no endnotes, just a list of references in the back of the book.

I understand that part of the book’s purpose was to propose a set of tools for those “Digital Immigrants” who need assistance in becoming more wired in to technology. View all 4 comments. And unfortunately the I thought this was a unique look at how the human brain processes things differently – even using different areas of the brain – as a result of technology in our lives.