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Unless you are in said state of panic about the internet and its implications, skip this book. It’s the typical refrain we hear from the stereotypically selfish and self-focused “me” generation of Baby Boomers. May 18, Andy rated it it was ok. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Please try again later. In the end it got rather repetitive and then just plain boring. Although it has bright moments e. Gary Small and Gigi Vorgan’s iBrain is a fascinating book that details how technology is changing our brains.

Sep 15, Marissa Morrison rated it it was ok.

Hardcoverpages. I read vary of this book when writing my Master’s thesis. I do think the authors tend to generalize too much and for people who are very familiar with computers at times he may come across as condescending.

It seemed both redundant and scatterbrained at the same time. Dec 03, Dolly rated it liked it Recommends it for: Smalls probably meant for you to read them to your WoW addicted daughter. I am not sure they had a very good editing team page drops off in the middle of a sentence and the most recent research the authors use is from Dr Small has done a fabulous job of making the complexity of the subject reasonably simple for a non scientist without losing important details.


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And unfortunately the book is 3 years old, so it cannot elaborate on the outbreak of Facebooking or the birth of Twitter. However, for people who are totally unfamiliar with computers, there are useful tips.

My yet to be born grandchildren will laugh at the experience of my children natives just as my children laugh at me now. This is an interesting book that discusses technology’s impact on our brain. Another point – The gap between the “Digital Immigrants” and “Digital Natives” really good terms by the waywill be gone in one generation.

Published October 14th by William Morrow first published October 1st Although I found the idea for the book interesting, I though the execution, organization, and writing in this book horrible. Jan 30, Jess rated it it was ok Shelves: Chapters on handling your email and coding your text messages seemed to me grossly out of place in a book that started out with serious scientific and cultural pretentions.

That occasional bit of jarring drawback doesn’t keep him from sharing fascinating information about, for example, what areas of the brain are active ibraib people perform various internet-based tasks while being monitored by fMRI, and I’m intrigued by the differences discovered in that kind of exploration. Unfortunately, after the first few chapters, the book goes downhill quickly.

However, the negative effects of technology overload are pretty obvious. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Co-written with Gigi Vorgan, Dr. Small, for these sections, there’s almost no narrative, description, or new data–just preachy advice.

Also, author did not discuss to my satisfaction how our brains are being affected by technology. Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available. Amazon Rapids Fun stories ibraain kids on the go. Apr 05, Christine Cavalier rated it it was ok Shelves: View all 4 comments.


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.

Just don’t overdo it. I understand that part of the book’s purpose was to propose a set of tools for those “Digital Immigrants” who need assistance in becoming more wired in to technology. I was looking forward to a thought provoking read backed by scientific fact. Thanks for telling us gayr the problem.

Yes I know you can not drive a car in an MRI machine. A lot of his advice is fairly common-knowledge stuff, much of which I’ve taught in life skills and related courses, but he offers it ibran if no one but he had ever thought of it before.

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Beyond the early parts of the book, the brain development aspects were all but thrown aside. Don’t have a Kindle? Ships from and sold by Amazon. It sounded interesting and relevant, but I was prevented from reading beyond the first chapter by the horrendous way in which it was written. Scientifically backed up information, nearly half the book is references to studies done.

No footnotes, no endnotes, just a list of references in the back of the book. Very interesting book about how the brain is being changed by technology, and not always for the better.