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.
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.