Academic journal article The Science Teacher

I-Minds

Academic journal article The Science Teacher

I-Minds

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i-Minds

By Mari K. Swingle. $19.95.

264 pp. New Society Publishers. Gabriola Island, BC. 2016. ISBN: 9780865718258.

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Ever wondered how cell phones, computers, gaming, and social media are changing our brains and behavior?

Such technology is now completely integrated into our day-to-day activities as we work, seek information, play, communicate, learn, and socialize. I-tech devices foster instant and easy access to the world around us, both near and far.

Now, there is scientific evidence associating negative effects with i-tech devices. This book explores how the technology is affecting all ages and how some people become obsessed, even addicted, to the devices. Further, the author examines effects of the rate of assimilation, the level of immersion, and the inclusion-exclusion of other activities and relationships due to technology.

Using personal clinical observations, relevant research, neurotherapy, and electrocephalography, the author provides in-depth discussions on the effects of i-tech devices on the brain. Studies reveal that excessive use causes a constant state of arousal that is changing brain functioning and processing and appears to be directly related to many anxiety disorders, learning, and addiction. …

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