Academic journal article Science Scope

I-Minds

Academic journal article Science Scope

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

For years, readers have been enthralled with these devices that are now completely integrated into our global culture. We use this technology in many of 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.

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