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NCRG Insider: Interview with Dr. Gary Small About Technology and the Brain

by: NCRG Staff | Sep 20, 2011

Click below for the NCRG blog team’s exclusive interview with Dr. Gary Small, director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Nathan Smith, program officer for the NCRG, sat down with Dr. Small to discuss how technology affects brain development, the differences between digital immigrants and digital natives, and his book, iBrain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind.

Dr. Small’s plenary session will kick off the 12th annual NCRG Conference on Gambling and Addiction in Las Vegas. He is nationally-known for his ability to translate cutting-edge science into everyday language, and during his session will discuss the brain’s remarkable evolution caused by the constant presence of technology. Dr. Small will also explore how technology has altered the way our minds develop, function and interpret data and offer additional insights from his book, iBrain.

 To learn more about Dr. Small’s plenary session and others, visit the NCRG Conference website or download the conference brochure. There is still time to register for the NCRG Conference, and you can do so by visiting the registration page.    

Have you read iBrain, or do you have questions for Dr. Small? Give them to us in the comments section below, and we will ask them during the NCRG Conference! Make sure to follow the NCRG on Gambling Disorders 360˚, Facebook and Twitter for the latest NCRG Conference updates.

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