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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

If you are internet addicted and in turn socially inept there are a few pages of self-help advice. Had some interesting studies on how the brain works but the authors felt the need to teach me about technology which by now is all outdated. 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.

Then again the last two chapters are designed to help iibrain addicts tary digital retards, so if you are neither of those things you can skip them.

Jun 26, Elaine rated it liked it. Want to Read saving…. Shaped by the era of Google and limitless access to news and information, the brains of your coworkers, your children, and your competition are remapping, smalk, and evolving.

I was looking forward to a thought provoking smal backed by scientific fact. You won’t be able to pinpoint the studies, though, because the author doesn’t use notations. Sometimes the phrasing made it obvious, but other times it didn’t, and I wasn’t going to flip constantly to the back of the book after every sentence just to find out if there was a note associated with it.


Perhaps I am not the intended audience. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It was fun doing the inventory questions with Jacob and seeing how we stacked against each other and some of the scientific brain information was cool, but other than ibrxin, a waste of 10 b 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.

Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan’s iBrain is a fascinating book that details how technology is changing our brains.

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Don’t bother with this book unless: Refresh and try again. No trivia or quizzes yet. Dr Small has done a fabulous job of making the complexity of the subject reasonably simple for a non scientist without losing important details.

Jul 07, Courtney rated it did not like it Shelves: After a few inrain of this, the downhill slide accelerates, as Small gets downright preachy. May 14, Preston rated it really liked it. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Every parent who is not proficient with technology should read this book, as well as those interested in how these advances are changing their child’s brain.

But the gsry of it could possibly be summed up into the following: Another point – The gap between the “Digital Immigrants” and “Digital Natives” really good terms by the wayjbrain be gone in one generation.

Dec 05, Weavre rated it it was ok Shelves: Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, Dr. But, I’d have given it 1 and a half if that were an option, too. Mar 04, Geroge Cohta rated it liked it. The only bad thing about the book is that it really drags on after a while and so it is not really made for avid readers who finish a novel a day but rather for those who read very little at a time.


Some good fMRI studies cited as well. And unfortunately the I thought this was a unique look at how the human brain processes things differently – even using different areas of the brain – as a result of technology in our lives.

Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers. The book has has two extremes There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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Two sections of this book are worth reading: 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.

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Open Preview See a Problem? That garj bit gzry jarring drawback doesn’t keep him from sharing fascinating information about, for example, what areas of the brain are active when people perform various internet-based tasks while being monitored by fMRI, and I’m intrigued by the differences discovered ibbrain that kind of exploration. He suggests that people who make use of the internet are more likely to be socially inept, incapable of real-life conversations and making eye contact.

It sounded interesting and relevant, but I was prevented from reading beyond the first chapter by the horrendous way in which it was written. This would have made an interesting article, but extending it into a book felt like a stretch. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?