The Neuropsychological Impact of Technology: Changes in Brain Structure and Function
Long ago the media theorist Marshall McLuhan pointed out in his iconic book, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man (1964), that media are not just passive channels of information. They supply content, but they also shape the way we think. Fast-forward and there is now an ongoing scientific and popular debate surrounding our deepening dependence on networking technology. While most agree that the plethora of emerging technology has resulted in a change in the way we process information, researchers disagree on both the extent of this effect and the consequences of its impact.
Writer and university professor researching media psychology, generational differences, addiction psychology, educational psychology and the intersection of art and psychology