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Talk by TED speaker "Neuroscience of digital distractions"

Hosted by a member of the Cambridge Enjoying Life Group
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Took place 3 months ago
Thu 16 Aug 19:00 - 21:00

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In this entertaining and insightful talk TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger, and author of Homo Distractus Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina explores, how internet is changing our brain. Quoting the latest neuroscience research, she explains why our devices are so irresistible, how digital distractions are preventing us from good decision making and innovative thinking, and will give practical tips on how to coach your brain to stay focused in the age of digital distractions.

Does it happen to you to go check your email or social media just for a second, and then two hours later find yourself mindlessly clicking on yet another cat video? How about reading something online, and then immediately forgetting what it was about? You are not alone.

Our brain is undergoing a massive transformation as a result of internet penetration. We outsource our memory to Google, and are less and less able to concentrate on somethign for a long time (when was the last time you could read a book without being distracted?). The real cost of allowing your gadgets to dictate your agenda and behaviour is your depleted ability to take decisions, stay focused, think clearly and creatively, sleep well, and ultimately, manage your own free time and choices. In this talk, you will learn how to take back control of your time and attention without getting rid of your tech.

Please, note that you need to get the tickets before the event, there will be no tickets at the doors. To get tickets, check your mailbox (I sent the link), or the link should appear when you click on the location.

There'll be reserved seats for Internations members and a chance to mingle before/after the event.