Books / i-Minds 2nd Edition
An entertaining, scientifically rigorous exploration of the social and biological effects of our wireless world
The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also rewire our brains to feel restless, disconnected, unable to sleep, anxious, and depressed, with new illnesses like FOMO (fear of missing out), and electro sensitivities appearing.
Engaging and entertaining yet scientifically rigorous, this fully revised and updated second edition of i-Minds comprehensively explores an era of screen-based technology's assimilation into our lives, pondering it as both godsend and plague. Addressing theory, popular media, and industry hype, i-Minds demonstrates:
- How constant connectivity is changing our brains
- The dangers of unchecked connectivity
- Positive steps to embrace new technologies while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a more human direction.
i-Minds is a must-read for anyone interested in fostering health and happiness, or who is struggling with the role of screened technology in our lives.
Dr. Mari Swingle holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University (2013). An MA in Clinical Psychology, an MA in Language Education from the University of British Columbia (1997) and a BA in Visual Arts from Ottawa University 1987. She is a BCIA Fellow (2010) and a practicing clinician, Certified Neurotherapist (since 2000). Dr. Mari, as she is known at the Swingle Clinic, is this year’s winner (2015) of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB) Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences (FABBS) Early Career Impact Award for her post-doctoral work on the effects of i-technology on brain function. Dr. Mari presents her research and speaks regularly on the topic of i-media on the neurophysiology of children and adults.
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