The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World

The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World eBook ☆ Mind: Ancient Brains in PDF or Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in Epub / The Distracted eBook Ü Mind: Ancient Brains in PDF or Mind: Ancient Epub Ú Why our brains aren t built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in abalanced way Brilliant and practical, just what we ne MIT Press Why our brains aren t built for media multitasking, and how we can learn to live with technology in abalanced way Brilliant and practical, just what we need in these techno human times Jack Kornfield, author of The Wise HeartMost of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a car Enjoy family dinner with a glowing smartphone next to our plates We can do it all, Never mind the errors in the email, the near miss on the road, and the unheard conversation at the table In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen a neuroscientist and a psychologist explain why our brains aren t built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high tech world without giving up our modern technologyThe authors explain that our brains are limited in their ability to pay attention We don t really multitask but rather switch rapidly between tasks Distractions and interruptions, often technology related referred to by the authors as interference collide with our goal setting abilities We want to finish this paper spreadsheet sentence, but our phone signals an incoming message and we drop everything Even without an alert, we decide that we must check in on social media immediatelyGazzaley and Rosen offer practical strategies, backed by science, to fight distraction We can change our brains with meditation, video games, and physical exercise we can change our behavior by planning our accessibility and recognizing our anxiety about being out of touch even briefly They don t suggest that we give up our devices, but that we use them in abalanced way