The Distracted Mind

The Distracted Mind

Ancient Brains in A High-tech World

Book - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, The MIT Press,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780262034944
0262034948
Characteristics: xv, 286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosen, Larry D. - Author

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