: 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) · June with

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East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Lists with This Book. The amazing changes in one human brain wrought by the technological revolution, while intriguing, is not samll example of evolution. Similar to The Shallowsthis book discusses the potential problems that arise because of our fast-paced, information-filled, and technological environment.

The author, Gary Small, was clearly introduced to computers as an adult, and speaks about their usage with the accent of an immigrant to the digital world to borrow one of his own descriptions.

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. Dec 28, Joe Haynes rated it liked it.

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I like footnotes that elaborate on the text, and like being able to evaluate the birain of cited sources by checking the endnotes, but the choice to omit any mention of the notes within the body gaty the text was just plain annoying. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. The small self-help parts aren’t going to help you. In the end it got rather repetitive and then just plain boring. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. It may lead to some changes over time, but not in one generation.

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However, the negative effects of technology overload are pretty obvious. That occasional bit of jarring drawbac It does have some interesting insights in the first few chapters.

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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. Often doesnot stay on the subject to review elementary information about how to live in this high-tech world. It sounded interesting and relevant, but I was prevented from reading beyond the s,all chapter by the horrendous way in which it was written.

Jan 13, Josh Chalmers rated it liked it Shelves: Contemporary Social Psychological Gqry. It s,all a great book talking about the advantages of being born in such a technological world like the ability to multi-task and also explains the apparent disadvantages like a lack of social skills and communication. But, I’d have given it 1 and a half if that were an option, too. It was the most poorly written non-fiction book I have ever read. Want to Read saving…. I was looking forward to a thought provoking read backed by scientific fact.

Sorry, assumes that the current state of digital communication is at the pinnacle. As someone who is under 40 Generation X and considers herself a digital native I had xmall computer in my house in the late 70’sI found this book at times to be downright offensive.


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Also, I would have preferred Small include numbers linked to his endnotes. You won’t be able to pinpoint the studies, though, because the author doesn’t use notations. Books by Gary Small. I couldn’t even finish this book. View all 4 comments.

Jul 15, Kelly Hayes rated it did not like it Shelves: Jan 20, 2mpgal rated it liked smwll. How must you adapt and at what price? The anecdotal examples were inane and sensationalistic with fear. If this book were a brief article, with proper citations, I ibrai have found it more useful. To see what kbrain friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Mar 12, Trish rated it really liked it Recommends it for: After reading this, I’m surprised that more people don’t limit the TV-watching and online time of their kids! 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.

Sep 02, Eric Nelson rated it liked it Shelves: OK for all the information that the author ibarin to get into the book, however bad job on the referencing to academic articles, and too much brain surgery terminology in the book.