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I-Minds : how cell phones, computers, gaming, and social media are changing our brains, our behavior, and the evolution of our species / Mari K. Swingle.

  • Swingle, Mari K.
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About this work


"Cell phones, computers and other devices, are now completely embedded in global culture. Engaging and entertaining yet scientifically rigorous, i-Minds demonstrates how our constant connectivity is rapidly changing our brains, what the dangers are, and what positive steps we can all take to embrace new technology while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a much more human direction."--


Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2016]

Physical description

xix, 243 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-235) and index.


Introduction -- Technological integration versus technological interference -- The pull -- The biological science: what's really going on in our brains? -- Boxed in: anxiety in the masses -- From digital natives to i-kids -- The story of Alpha -- The good, the bad, and the neutral -- From i-kids to i-brains -- Learning, play, and parenting: conflicting needs in a busy, busy world -- Socialization part A: child's play -- Socialization part B: adult play (sex and sexuality) -- Community, communication, digital mediation, and friendship -- i-addiction: a new world -- Final thoughts -- Epilogue -- Appendix -- Endnotes -- Index -- About the author.


  • English

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9780865718258
  • 0865718253