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: iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind ( ): Dr. Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan: Books. In his book iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, Gary Small, one of America’s leading neuroscientists, explores the remarkable. Brief review of iBrain: Surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan. Article (PDF Available) ยท June with

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However, for people who are totally unfamiliar with computers, there gsry useful tips. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Mar 08, Carlos rated it it was amazing. Apr 05, Christine Cavalier rated it it was ok Shelves: Also, for these sections, there’s almost no narrative, description, or new data–just preachy advice.

Should be great to stimulate debate.

After a few chapters of this, the downhill slide accelerates, as Small gets downright preachy. Sometimes the phrasing made it obvious, but other times it didn’t, and I wasn’t going to flip constantly to the back of the book after every sentence just to find out if there was a note associated with it. Every parent who is not proficient with technology should read this ihrain, as well as those interested in how these advances are changing their child’s brain.

The research used in the book is all valid medical research, forcing the authors to be unbiased. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Do you want to know what’s going on in your, or your child’s, brain when you stare at screens all day? Neuroscience had made advances.

It was written inand it is interesting to see how quickly the technology has advanced, rendering the information from such a short time ago obsolete. The concept of this book is good, I dmall looking forward to reading a book discussing the development of the human brain when exposed to modern devices and stimuli.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. The small self-help parts aren’t going to help you. Jun 14, Kirstin Steele rated it liked it Shelves: Smalls probably meant for you to read them to your WoW addicted daughter. The book ends with tips on how to disconnect. A review of the way things were in Jan 21, Stefanie rated it did not like it. Lists with This Book.

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. Sometimes he may intend to imply that because of dramatic changes in our environment, we’re currently in one of the periods of rapid evolutionary change predicted by the punctuated equilibrium model Customers who bought this item also bought.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. That occasional bit of jarring drawback doesn’t keep him from sharing fascinating information about, for example, what areas of the brain are active when people perform various internet-based tasks while being monitored by fMRI, and I’m intrigued by the differences discovered in that kind of exploration.

If you are a seller small this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Read more Read less. Dec 03, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: It may lead to some changes over time, but not in one generation.

May 14, Preston rated it really liked it. Yes I know you can not drive a car in an MRI machine. It sounded interesting and relevant, but I was prevented from reading beyond the first chapter by the horrendous way in which it was written.

Thanks gsry getting them to think about it! This would have made an interesting article, but extending it into a book felt like a stretch.

While trying valiantly to offer a balanced perspective in which both beneficial and maladaptive changes are observed and noted, Small’s lack of comfortable personal 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. This was an okay book.


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I finished those first chapters still enjoying the book, by reminding myself to appreciate the author’s experience and perspective without expecting him to write like Jean Twenge. Are our brains evolving or devolving? It is like one massive news article which I believe people more interested in facts and non-fiction material rather than romantic fantasies would enjoy and find productive.

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

See all 23 reviews. Every sentence seemed to be a factoid only vaguely connected to the others around it. Sall 11, Rae rated it it was ok Shelves: He lists his references but we have no idea which studies go to which fleeting mention. After so many references to the quiz to see if you are, in fact, addicted to the internet, and seeing a plethora of non-captioned drawings that vaguely illustrate th If this book were a brief article, with proper citations, I could have found it more useful.

Contemporary Social Psychological Theories.

Thought-provoking, at a minimum. No trivia or quizzes yet. Their main thesis is that our brains and the brains of our children are much more plastic and changeable than we have been led to believe.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But, I’d have given it 1 and a half if that were an gady, too. English Choose a language for shopping.