The Distracted Mind

The Distracted Mind

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Gazzaley, Adam | Rosen, Larry D. MIT Press, 2016
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In The Distracted Mind, cognitive neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley and psychologist Larry D. Rosen provide scientific evidence for the disruptive impact of distracting technology on people’s daily lives. It is no surprise that the buzz of a smartphone is distracting; however, the authors use biology and the summarized results of many studies to explain both how and why such distractions are so significant. Human brains are not meant to multitask, despite modern environments pulling them to do so, but it is not too late for people to change. Gazzaley and Rosen offer readers methods to combat the negative effects of technology without giving it up altogether.