i-Minds is an exploration of modern culture and the place i-technologies (e.g., computers, cell phones, gaming devices) have in our world. Weaving through the hard and soft sciences, including history, research, and popular literature; media and industry hype; sociology and social psychology; personal observations and tales from over 18 years of clinical practice and research, Dr. Mari Swingle explores the influence of i-technology on children and families, friends and lovers, work and learning, development and brain function as influenced by our ever changing world and the technologies within. In this exploration, Dr. Mari paints a picture of change, giving food for thought on what we should embrace and accept, what we should unequivocally reject, and many aspects of the digital era that are timely to debate.
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.
Mary Jo Sabo, Ph.D., BCI
We have been using your Attention CD in the Yonkers School District since Feb, of 1998. We have had outstanding results using the tape and have noticed a significant reduction in aberrant behavior in the children using the CD. In each of the 3 sch...
In experimenting with Dr. Swingle's Attention CD, I discovered that the sound produced a calming effect for me. I was particularly pleased with the impact it had for reading as it definitely increased my concentration and ultimately my comprehension.
...In all probability you have forgotten my visits with you approximately ten years ago when I was referred to you by A.K. However, the reason I am writing you is to see if it would be possible to obtain a copy of the relaxation CD you gave me whe...
I just want to let you know that I am fine. I have had very few headaches. I am using my relaxation CD and the exercises you gave me. I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me. It is a miracle to be headache and fiourinal free! Since...
NC, Elementary School Teacher, Peace River, Alberta
Our problem was that we originally only ordered two Attention CDs. The two teachers who had the most immediate and dramatic results with their students would not loan their CDs for the rest of the staff. When I listen to the CD, it appears to have...
Dr. Claire Hawes
My client made more progress after one use of (Sweep™) than in weeks (of regular EMDR therapy).
Dr. Lee Pulos
My patients prefer Sweep 3 to 1 over the EMDR stimulator.
William Hay, MD FRCPC ADM CCSAM MROCC
I'm fairly jaded by 'gimmicks' and not easily impressed. Spectra however is really special and very impressive. Loved the instant meditative mental state that was stimulated. ...just the thing [that] alcohol treatment centres need. Unless there's ...