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A review of the way things were amall It was not at all what I was expecting, which was less whining about how “digital natives” I am really coming to hate that term think differently than older generations, and more on the science. Are our brains evolving or devolving? Aug 11, Rae rated it it was ok Shelves: Unfortunately, after the first few chapters, the book goes downhill quickly.

I read portions of this book when writing my Master’s thesis. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Jul 15, Kelly Hayes rated it did not like it Shelves: I would postulate a similar study conducted of a person learning to drive a car, bounce a basketball, learning to walk would produce similar results. Unlike The Shallowshowever, this author actually proposes some solutions and helpful practices. I know that can happen quickly with technology subjects but wasn’t expecting it. Jun 14, Kirstin Steele rated it liked it Shelves: It includes some exercises and resources for obtaining more information about this rapidly changing topic.

Also, for these sections, there’s almost no narrative, description, or new data–just preachy advice. The book ends with tips on how to disconnect.

I would recommend the first few chapters to many 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. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Interspersed in all of this split personality pages are a few references to fMRI studies of which areas of the brain light up when we are completing internet tasks.


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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 I was disappointed, then, to feel the book fragmenting as it moved forward until, by the end, it was slapdash and unpolished.

Two sections of this book are worth reading: See all 23 reviews. I only read to the end of the fourth chapter.

Start reading iBrain on your Kindle in under a minute. 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. So far, a short reference to an FMRI study on brain activation while doing a google search contrasting the computer savvy and computer ignorant.

However, the negative effects of technology overload are pretty obvious.

If this book were a brief article, with proper citations, I could have found it more useful. 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. Thanks for getting them to think about it!

iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

Mar 04, Geroge Cohta rated it liked it. There are enough people debating this particular concept based on out-of-date assertions and just plain bad information without muddying the waters further.

This is an interesting book that discusses technology’s impact on our brain.

Though the book concludes with a scant resource guide on how to better cope with our modern garh, it does not much raise the big question: 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. View all 4 comments. I would recommend the first few chapters to many of my acquaintances, smsll I wouldn’t be able to recommend the entire book to anyone.


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

Mar 08, Carlos rated it it was amazing. It is like one massive news article which I believe 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. Dec 03, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.

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 was looking forward to a thought provoking read backed by scientific fact. The research used in the book is all valid medical research, forcing the authors to be unbiased. Will the neurology of the next generation born be fundamentally different to what has gone before?