i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media Are Changing Our Brains, Our Behavior, and the Evolution of Our Species

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i-Minds is truly eye-opening. Dr. Mari Swingle provides valid research on how technology can become a hindrance to any age group. I enjoyed the way she made me question popular technological norms in our society today, such as social media, video gaming, and cell phone usage, while still maintaining an objective stance on the topic. One of the most heart-wrenching points of her book is her discussion on the relation of excessive i-tech usage with mental illness. She explains to her readers why and how spending significant amounts of time on digital platforms leads to ADHD, OCD, and aggression. She was convincing in her argument merely by her knowledge on the subject and her ability to provide valid evidence to support her claim.

This book is a revolution. Through her writing, Dr. Mari Swingle pushes boundaries effectively without pointing fingers at any particular generation. She emphasizes that excessive technological use can put any age group at risk of developing behavioral issues, which is quite original compared to other authors who tend to accuse only the young of using too much i-tech. Dr. Mari Swingle has an extensive background in psychology and has performed electroencephalography (EEG) on numerous patients to make her a solid counselor on the subject. Her findings are truly extraordinary.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone from their teens to the extremely elderly. This book should be required reading simply for its astuteness in addressing a global concern that is unknown to most and could very well prove problematic for our species as a whole. This book is easy to follow and engaging throughout. I have no prior training in psychology, so I was hesitant at first on how well I would understand the author’s theories. However, Dr. Mari Swingle explains all her scientific findings in layman’s terms, so that anyone and everyone can understand her and the results of her research. This book deserves accolades, and I encourage everyone to pick up a copy and read it!

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 268 pages
Publisher Inkwater Press
Publish Date 28-Jan-2015
ISBN 9781629012131
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Issue April 2015
Category Health, Fitness & Dieting


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