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: iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind ( ): Dr. Gary Small, Gigi Vorgan: Books. In his book iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, Gary Small, one of America’s leading neuroscientists, explores the remarkable. Brief review of iBrain: Surviving the technological alteration of the modern mind by Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan. Article (PDF Available) ยท June with

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Books by Gary Small. It includes some exercises and resources for obtaining more information about this rapidly changing topic.

To ask other readers questions about iBrainplease sign up. Jan 21, Stefanie rated it did not like it.

In short, this book is about the development of habits and their physical existence in our brains. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I had issues when presented with a few high level paragraphs talking about Natural Selection and Evolution leading into an equating of thought process change due to digital input as Evolution. One person found this helpful.

So far, a gart reference to an FMRI study on brain activation while doing a google search contrasting the computer savvy and computer ignorant.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps I am not the intended audience. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Neuroscience had made advances. The author seems to approach his topic from an “us versus them” standpoint, contrasting digital immigrants like himself with the younger crowd “digital natives”. Are our brains evolving or devolving?

Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age. Read more Read smalll. What I found instead was quite a bit of material covering the symptoms of brain overload and little practical material. Are genetic modifications occurring? Small constantly refers to the brain “evolving” right now, but most of the ibraib he misuses the word.


iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

I like footnotes that elaborate on the text, and like being able to evaluate the reputations of cited sources by checking the endnotes, but the choice to omit any mention of the notes within the body of the text was just plain annoying. Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn. Jul 15, Kelly Hayes rated it did not like it Shelves: The book is ok, but it can’t decide which way it wants to go.

The amazing changes in kbrain human brain wrought by the technological revolution, while intriguing, is not ibraim example of evolution. His book makes so many important points that I had my students read excerpts and we did an in class debate years ago when the book first came out. 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.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This will tell you. My yet to be born grandchildren will laugh at the experience of my children natives just as my children laugh at me now. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Are you keeping up? 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, retooling, and evolving.


Had some interesting studies gwry how the brain works but the authors felt the need to teach me about technology which by now is all outdated. I know that can happen quickly with technology subjects but wasn’t expecting it.

Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, Dr. Dec 05, Weavre rated it it was ok Shelves: I was hoping for a bit more about techniques to use to help my brain deal with the huge level of static generate by today’s electronic devices.

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

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I would recommend the first few chapters to many of my acquaintances, but I wouldn’t be able to recommend the entire book to anyone.

Jan 30, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives. The author, Gary Small, was clearly introduced to computers as an adult, and speaks about their usage with the accent of an immigrant to the digital world to borrow one of his own descriptions. Scientifically backed ibain information, nearly ibraain the book is references to studies done. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.