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8 takeaways from ‘Rewired: Protecting your brain in the digital age’, by Harvard Medical School assistant prof Carl D. Marci

Trade FOMO for JOMO, check your exposure to superstimuli, shun gadgets just before going to bed and more tips.

May 22, 2022 / 01:59 PM IST
Multitasking reduces processing speed, accuracy and productivity, writes Carl D. Marci in 'Rewired'. (Image: That's Her Business via Unsplash)

Multitasking reduces processing speed, accuracy and productivity, writes Carl D. Marci in 'Rewired'. (Image: That's Her Business via Unsplash)

Humans are “wired to connect,” writes Carl D. Marci in his new book Rewired: Protecting Your Brain in the Digital Age (Harvard University Press, 2022). However, ever since the internet entered our lives, it has transformed the way we form social bonds.

Carl D. Marci, former chief neuroscientist at the Nielsen Company, is currently Cava Capital’s chief medical officer. He is also an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and a psychiatrist at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Takeaways

Divided into three parts—Wired: Connected Brains, Rewired: Assaulted Brains, and Beyond Wired: Better Brains—this is an exceptional book that sits comfortably at the intersection of sociology, neuroscience, disruption by social media, and the evolution of human behaviour.