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Digital Technology and the Brain: A Guide for the Online Family By Dr Paul Howard-Jones and Kate Fenton
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What is technology doing to the brains of our children - is Facebook infantilising them, is Google degrading their intelligence, are violent video games making them agressive? Many children are now... More > growing up immersed in technology, with teenagers leading the advance into a 24/7 digital lifestyle. Much of our children’s communication is online, their leisure and entertainment is increasingly provided by the internet and video games, and they often seem inseparable from their mobile phones. Some press articles suggest we are facing an unprecedented crisis in which ‘the human brain ... is under threat from the modern world’. No wonder parents are concerned. This book reports on insights from the sciences of brain and mind about these and other issues involving technology. Although based on a formal scientific review, it includes "real world" examples of the authors' own experiences, to help illustrate what all this means for today's online family.< Less