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i-Minds : how cell phones, computers, gaming, and social media are changing our brains, our behavior, and the evolution of our species

Author: Mari K Swingle
Publisher: Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Cell phones, computers and other devices, are now completely embedded in global culture. Engaging and entertaining yet scientifically rigorous, i-Minds demonstrates how our constant connectivity is rapidly changing our brains, what the dangers are, and what positive steps we can all take to embrace new technology while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a much more human direction."--
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Additional Physical Format: Swingle, Mari K.
I-Minds.
(CaOONL)20159082366
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mari K Swingle
ISBN: 9780865718258 0865718253
OCLC Number: 923552485
Description: xix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Technological integration versus technological interference --
The pull --
The biological science: what's really going on in our brains? --
Boxed in: anxiety in the masses --
From digital natives to i-kids --
The story of Alpha --
The good, the bad, and the neutral --
From i-kids to i-brains --
Learning, play, and parenting: conflicting needs in a busy, busy world --
Socialization part A: child's play --
Socialization part B: adult play (sex and sexuality) --
Community, communication, digital mediation, and friendship --
i-addiction: a new world --
Final thoughts --
Epilogue --
Appendix --
Endnotes --
Index --
About the author.
Other Titles: IMinds.
Responsibility: Mari K. Swingle, Phd.

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Foreword Reviews, Barry Silverstein, May 27. 2016 Five Stars This research-based book by a psychoneurophysiologist offers an important examination of the effects of interconnectivity. Anyone who has Read more...

 
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