Tuesday, September 7, 2010
2010/11 Honors Forum Lecture Series “Democratization of Information: Power, Promise & Peril”
“Democratization of Information: Power, Promise & Peril”
Dr. Gary Small
i-Brain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind
Books will be available for purchase and/or signing in the lobby immediately following the lecture.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 – 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix College, Bulpitt Auditorium
1202 West Thomas Road
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry and Director of the UCLA Center on Aging at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. His research, supported by the National Institute of Health, has made headlines in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today. Scientific American magazine named him one of the world’s leading innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small lectures throughout the world and frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, PBS, and CNN. He has written five books, including The New York Times best seller, The Memory Bible.
iBrain explores how technology’s perpetual march forward has altered the way young minds develop, function, and interpret information. Dr. Small reveals the remarkable brain evolution caused by the constant presence of new technology, separating the digital natives—those born in the computer age—from the digital immigrants, who discovered computer technology as adults.
Today’s frenetic progress in technology, communications, and lifestyles is evolving the way young brains develop, function, and process information—creating new neural pathways and altering brain activity at a biochemical level. To compete and excel in this age of brain evolution, all of us must adapt, and iBrain elucidates the strategies and tools that we need to enhance our technological, social, and empathic abilities.
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