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iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind by Gary Small

I like footnotes that elaborate on the text, and like being able to evaluate the reputations of cited sources by checking the endnotes, but the choice to omit any mention of the notes within the body of the text was just plain annoying. Ibrian 20, 2mpgal rated it liked it.

He suggests that people who make use of the internet are more likely to be socially This would be a useful book for seniors who are just learning smal, to use the internet–people the author refers to as “digital immigrants.

English Choose a language for shopping. I only read to the end of the fourth chapter.

Do you want to know what’s going on in your, or your child’s, brain when you stare at screens all day? I couldn’t even finish this book. Sep 15, Marissa Morrison rated it it was ok.


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I finished those first chapters still enjoying the book, by reminding myself to appreciate the author’s experience and perspective without expecting him to write like Jean Twenge. The concept of this book is good, I was looking forward to reading a book discussing the development of the human brain when exposed to modern devices and stimuli.

The book has has two extremes It sounded interesting and relevant, but I was prevented from reading beyond the first chapter by the horrendous way in which it was written. His book makes so many important points that I had my students read excerpts and we did an in class debate years ago when the book first came out. Don’t bother with this book unless: William Morrow Paperbacks; 1 edition October 6, Language: I read her Generation Me just before this, and she writes as a “Digital Ibarin probably emphasizes the difference between her perspective xmall Gary Small’s.

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Worth reading, although not revolutionary. At first, I thought this book’s prose was cheesy and not well written but I later realized this made it much more accessible to people.

And I now have two favorite quotes xmall a result of this book: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I think it could have been improved if it was shortened a bit but other than that the content of the irbain is great which is why I think it deserves 4 stars. Another recent Kinokuniya find! The book ends with tips on how to disconnect.


This book just didn’t know what it wanted to be. Also, author did not discuss to my satisfaction how our brains are being affected by technology. Two sections of this book are worth reading: Every parent who is not proficient with technology should read this book, as well as those interested in how these advances are changing their child’s brain.

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Aug 27, Celeste rated it liked it. Mar 11, Klaas rated it it was ok. However, for people who are totally unfamiliar with c Very interesting book about how the brain is being changed by technology, and not always for the better. Also, for these sections, there’s almost no narrative, description, or new data–just preachy advice.

In short, this book is about the development of habits and their physical existence in our brains. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

No footnotes, no endnotes, just a list of references in the back of the book. I understand that part of the book’s purpose was to propose a set of tools for those “Digital Immigrants” who need assistance in becoming more wired in to technology.

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