How Internet Technologies Affect The Brain

'Digital technologies that connect to the internet are wonderful tools for accessing information, communicating and playing games. But how do they affect our work, our play and our education? In her book ‘i-Minds’, Dr Mari Swingle, a neurotherapist and behaviour specialist, discusses how mobile phones, computers, gaming and social media are changing our brains, our behaviour, and the evolution of our species.

While the benefits of internet usage are well-recognised, Dr Swingle says that there is a darker side to digital technologies that is lesser understood. ‘The negative influences of digital media are expanding, blindly accepted by most—educators, business, parents, and partners, who later wonder what went terribly wrong,’ she writes.'

You can read more in the December issue of EMR and Health, available free online here.