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How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media are Changing our Brains, our Behavior, and the Evolution of our Species

Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Is your cell phone invading your life? Are video games changing the personalities of your kids? Are you addicted to texting, email, or social media? Are you being sucked down the vortex of searching?

Dr. Mari Swingle's new book provides the clear scientific proof to back up what we've all been suspecting: we're all subjects in a massive experiment to see what "i-Technology" (video games, social media, cell phones and a host of other screen-based devices) will do to our brains. The evidence is in, and it's frightening. In a witty and entertaining style, Dr. Mari Swingle walks us through the science on how rapidly our brains are changing after 100,000 years of slow development, what the dangers are, and the positive steps we can all take to embrace technology while still saving our brains, and steering Humanity's future in a much more human direction.

Dr. Mari Swingle is a psychoneurophysiologist and learning and behavioral specialist who practices with the highly-regarded Swingle Clinic, which she co-founded with her father, Dr. Paul Swingle, who is considered to be one of the founding fathers of Clinical Psychoneurophysiology. She holds a BA in Visual Arts, an MA in Language Education, and a MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Mari, as she is known to her clients, is a BCIA Fellow and a Certified Neurotherapist. She has won awards for her post-doctoral work on the effects of i-technology on brain function. Dr. Mari presents her research and speaks regularly on the topic of i-media on the neurophysiology of children and adults.