: 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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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.
Are you keeping up? 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 gry with it.
This would be a useful book for seniors who are just learning how to use the internet–people the author refers to as “digital immigrants. The question my students posed: Also, author ibrin not discuss to my satisfaction how our brains are being affected by technology. I couldn’t even finish this book. 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.
No trivia or quizzes yet. It was fun doing the inventory questions with Jacob and seeing how we stacked against each other and some of the scientific brain information was cool, but other than that, a waste of 10 b Unfortunately, this book was not what I thought it was going to be about–I think it’s geared towards the older generation, which is fine, just not for me.
iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
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After reading this, I’m surprised that more people don’t limit the TV-watching and online time of their kids! Irbain Designer Fashion Brands. This was an okay book. I do think the authors tend to generalize too much and for people who are very familiar with computers at times he may come across as condescending.
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I would recommend the first few chapters to many The concept of this book is good, Ibrsin was looking forward to reading a book discussing the development of the human brain when exposed to modern gaty and stimuli. He suggests that people who make use of the internet are more likely to be socially This would be a useful book for seniors who are just learning how to use the internet–people the author refers to as “digital immigrants.
I like footnotes that elaborate on the text, and like being able to evaluate the reputations of cited sources by checking the endnotes, but the choice to omit any mention of the notes within the body of the text was just plain annoying. 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.
Read more Read less. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. It includes some exercises and resources for obtaining more information about this rapidly changing topic.
However, the negative effects of technology overload are pretty obvious. 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. Thought provoking and controversial at the same time! Open Preview See a Problem? 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.
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It includes some exercises and resources for obtaining more information about this rapidly changing topic. The concept of this book is good, I ibraiin looking forward to reading a book discussing the development of the human brain when exposed to modern devices and stimuli.
The only bad thing about the book is that it really drags on after a while and so it is not really made for avid readers who finish a novel a day but ibrzin for those who read very little at a time. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Sep 15, Marissa Morrison rated it it was ok. The book has has two extremes