The Distracted Mind Book Discussion Group

The Distracted MindAncient Brains in a High-Tech World

Most of us will freely admit that we are obsessed with our devices. We pride ourselves on our ability to multitask—read work email, reply to a text, check Facebook, watch a video clip. Talk on the phone, send a text, drive a car. Enjoy family dinner with a glowing smartphone next to our plates. We can do it all, 24/7! Never mind the errors in the email, the near-miss on the road, and the unheard conversation at the table. In The Distracted Mind, Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen—a neuroscientist and a psychologist—explain why our brains aren't built for multitasking, and suggest better ways to live in a high-tech world without giving up our modern technology.

Convener: Brielle Bjorke, Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroscience

 Book Group Meetings:

  • Thursday, February 7, 4:30-6:00pm, LTC Library - Weitz 146
  • Thursday, February 21, 4:30-6:00pm, LTC Library - Weitz 146