: 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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No trivia or quizzes yet. At first, I thought this book’s prose was cheesy and not well written but I later realized this made it much more accessible to people. 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. 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.

Jul 07, Courtney rated it did not like it Shelves: The concept of this book is good, I was looking forward to reading a book discussing the development of the human brain when exposed to modern devices and stimuli.

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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

It seemed both redundant and scatterbrained at the same time. Set up a giveaway. 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. Unless you are in said state of panic about the internet and its implications, skip this book. Learn more about Kindle MatchBook. Return to Book Page.

Some good fMRI studies cited as well. I thought this was a unique look at how zmall human brain processes things differently – even using different areas of the brain – as a result of technology in our lives. The book ends with tips on how to disconnect. Apr 05, Christine Cavalier rated it it was ok Shelves: Ibrainn the early parts of the book, the brain development aspects were all but thrown aside.


I really was hoping to be challenged and enlightened by this book.

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. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. So gayr, a short reference to an FMRI study on brain activation while doing a google search contrasting the computer savvy and computer ignorant. However, for people who are totally unfamiliar with c Very interesting book about how the brain is being changed by technology, and not always for the better.

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

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. But then there are the extremely bad parts The author seems to approach his topic from an “us versus them” standpoint, contrasting digital immigrants like himself with the younger crowd “digital natives”.

Please try again later. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Dec 05, Weavre rated it it was ok Shelves: A lot of his advice is fairly common-knowledge stuff, much of which I’ve taught in life skills and related courses, but he offers it as if no one but he had ever thought of it before.

No footnotes, no endnotes, just a list of references in the back of the book.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I wonder about how the abbreviation of language might affect future communications, I worry that amall quantity hary communication has lowered the quality of communication someone could post a direct communique from God with 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.

Mar 08, Carlos rated it it was amazing.

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One of the main points that the author makes over and over again is that technology is hampering people’s skall skills, especially those of younger generations. I was hoping for a bit more about techniques to use to help my brain deal with the huge level of static generate by today’s electronic devices. Also, I would have preferred Small include numbers linked to his endnotes.


Contemporary Social Psychological Theories. Also, author did not discuss to my satisfaction how our brains are being affected by technology. Mar 11, Klaas rated it it was ok. Explore the Home Gift Guide. In the end it got rather repetitive and then just plain boring. I finished those first bary still enjoying the book, by reminding myself to appreciate the author’s experience and perspective without expecting him to write like Jean Twenge.

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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. 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 read her Generation Me just before this, and she writes as a “Digital Native”–which probably emphasizes the difference between her perspective and Gary Small’s. 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.

Mar 12, Trish rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Neuroscience had made advances. Start reading iBrain on your Kindle in under a minute. Write a customer review. 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. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Perhaps I am not the intended audience. I am not sure they had a very good editing team page drops off in the middle of a sentence and the most recent research the authors use is from Although it has bright moments e.