Tag Results for computer human interaction (3)

  1. Many Young People "Digitally Hard-wired" Since Childhood

    A new book by a U.S. psychiatrist argues that new technology may be physically changing the way our brains work. In iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind (HarperCollins 2008), Dr. Gary Small and wife Gigi Vorgan argue that young people who have grown up with videogames, text messaging, websites, and the other trappings of the virtual world are beginning to show signs of behavioral differences compared to previous generations. Small, the Director of the Memory and Aging Research Center at the University of California at Los Angeles, says …

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  2. Randy Pausch, Inspirational Computer Scientist (1960-2008)

    The lecturer who urged his students to go out and achieve their childhood dreams has succumbed to a disease he fought against in the public spotlight. Randy Pausch, a professor of computer science at Carnegie Mellon University died on Friday, 25 July, of pancreatic cancer. He was 47. Pausch was diagnosed with the disease in August 2006. A year later, he was told the cancer had spread. Coincidentally, he had already accepted an invitation to speak at Carnegie Mellon in a format called The Last Lecture, in which invitees are asked to ruminate about what they would tell others if …

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