This is your brain on Google

A new book talks about technology's effects on the brain and how to tackle them.

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Cellphones. Email. Wi-Fi. We’re accustomed to being surrounded by technology all the time. But it comes at a price. UCLA psychiatrist and neuroscientist Gary Small has shown that technological overexposure causes significant changes in the brain’s circuitry. In his 2008 book iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind, he reports that Web surfing, multitasking, and information bombardment can speed up learning and creativity. But they also increase attention deficit disorder, social isolation, and Internet addiction 

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