In this photograph illustration a 10-year-old boy uses an Apple iPad.

In this photograph illustration a 10-year-old boy uses an Apple iPad.

Thanks to the digital revolution, our world has changed dramatically. In a new book, British neuroscientist Susan Greenfield examines how our brains are changing along with it. She argues that a daily existence revolving around smartphones, iPads, laptops and Xboxes is radically changing not just our everyday lives, but indeed our identities. We can work, go shopping and play games all without seeing another human being. This can be socially isolating for adults. But for children who have never known a world without the internet, the author argues it can hurt their ability to learn important social skills.


  • Susan Greenfield Neuroscientist, senior research fellow at Oxford University and a member of the House of Lords.

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Excerpted from Mind Change by Susan Greenfield. Copyright © 2015 by Susan Greenfield. Excerpted by permission of Random House, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.

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