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Paperback – 272 pages
6 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 426 Grams
BISAC: COMPUTERS / Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865719019
Pub. Date: 2019-04-02

About the Author

Mari K. Swingle

Dr. Mari Swingle is a practicing therapist, researcher, and author who has been working in the fields of mental health and education for over 25 years. She holds a PhD and MA in Clinical Psychology, an MA in Language Education, and a BA in Fine Arts. Dr. Swingle is a known expert on the effects of i-technology (screen-based devices), and lectures locally and internationally on the effects of screen-based technology on our brains and behavior. Her mission is fostering health, happiness, and informed choice in the digital age. She frequently unplugs in the pursuit of balance and the multitude of joys and curiosities life has to offer, and lives in Vancouver, Canada. www.drmariswingle.com

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i-Minds - 2nd edition

How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring Our Brains and What to Do About it

by Mari K. Swingle



The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also rewire our brains to feel restless, disconnected, unable to sleep, anxious, and depressed, with new illnesses like FOMO (fear of missing out), and electro sensitivities appearing.

Engaging and entertaining yet scientifically rigorous, this fully revised and updated second edition of i-Minds comprehensively explores an era of screen-based technology's assimilation into our lives, pondering it as both godsend and plague. Addressing theory, popular media, and industry hype, i-Minds demonstrates:

  • How constant connectivity is changing our brains
  • The dangers of unchecked connectivity
  • Positive steps to embrace new technologies while protecting our well-being and steering our future in a more human direction.

i-Minds is a must-read for anyone interested in fostering health and happiness, or who is struggling with the role of screened technology in our lives.