iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind

Today’s frenetic process in technology, communications and lifestyles is evolving the way brains develop, function and process information—creating new neural pathways and altering brain activity at a biochemical level. To compete and thrive in this age of brain evolution all of us must adapt, and find the strategies and tools to enhance our technological, social and empathic abilities including:

  • Key strategies for bridging the brain gap
  • Empathy upgrades for digital natives
  • A technology toolkit for digital immigrants
  • Tips for managing techno-brain burnout

Only by understanding the very real changes in the brain can we use both our mind and our technologies to the fullest extent.

Speaker Details

Dr. Gary Small is a professor of psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute and directs the Memory & Aging Research Center and the UCLA Center on Aging. He has published numerous books and articles including The Memory Bible, The Memory Prescription, and The Longevity Bible, and was named by Scientific American as one of the world’s top innovators in science and technology. Dr. Small invented the first brain scan that allows doctors to see the physical evidence of brain aging in living people, and currently leads a team of research neuroscientists studying the ways exposure to computer technology causes rapid and profound changes in brain neural circuitry.

Gary Small
Director, UCLA Memory & Aging Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior