Cybercognition: Brain, behaviour and the digital world (Paperback)Lee Hadlington (author)
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Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives - in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments.
Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training and much more, and will provide students with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world.
It answers important questions:What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving and decision making?If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think?Can human cognition keep up with technology?
Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 mm
Written in a clear, concise and accessible style, this book will keep readers engaged and reading on.
The language of the book is lucid and impressive, and the sections follow a natural flow. Some of most influential aspects of the book include learning aims at the start of each chapter, Information snippets and questions to consider, detailed tables and figures, and a chapter summary that is informative and elegantly written.
The book covers the effects of being online on such cognitive processes as memory, perception, and attention. and is written for undergraduate and graduate students of cyberpsychology and cognitive psychology.
-- Naveen Kashyap * Psychology Learning & Teaching *
In Cybercognition, Hadlington explores two questions; in accessing the virtual world of the Internet, are we different cognitively than when we operate in the physical world, and do our interactions with this virtual world change us cognitively.
Hadlington reflects on a broad sampling of cognitive research to explore questions such as; does experience with video games and computer-based exercises improve our cognitive functions, what is multitasking and do we get better at it, how are the frequent interruptions we get from our digital devices affecting the way we do other things, how are digital technologies affecting education, and how might we assess the credibility of information we find on the Internet.
Rather than selecting research to support a good story, Hadlington offers a balanced sampling, one that more truthfully represents what is known in this area. If you are looking for information and credibility rather than entertainment, this is a good place to start.
-- Gavan Lintern * Frontiers in Psychology *