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The Distracted Mind : Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World - Dr. Adam Gazzaley

The Distracted Mind

Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World

Hardcover Published: 23rd September 2016
ISBN: 9780262034944
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a car. Enjoy family dinner with a glowing smartphone next to our plates. We can do it all, 24/7! Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the unheard conversation at the table. In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen a neuroscientist and a psychologist explain why our brains aren’t built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology.

The authors explain that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention. We don’t really multitask but rather switch rapidly between tasks. Distractions and interruptions, often technology-related referred to by the authors as “interference” collide with our goal-setting abilities. We want to finish this paper/spreadsheet/sentence, but our phone signals an incoming message and we drop everything. Even without an alert, we decide that we “must” check in on social media immediately.

Gazzaley and Rosen offer practical strategies, backed by science, to fight distraction. We can change our brains with meditation, video games, and physical exercise; we can change our behavior by planning our accessibility and recognizing our anxiety about being out of touch even briefly. They don’t suggest that we give up our devices, but that we use them in a more balanced way.

About the Author

Adam Gazzaley is Professor in the Departments of Neurology, Physiology, and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is also Director of the Neuroscience Imaging Center. He wrote and hosted the PBS special “The Distracted Mind" with Dr. Adam Gazzaley.”

Larry D. Rosen is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is a blogger for Psychology Today and the author of iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us and six other books.

ISBN: 9780262034944
ISBN-10: 0262034948
Series: The MIT Press
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 23rd September 2016
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1

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