Insta-BrainThe Impact of Our Digital Dependency on Our Health & HappinessAnders Hansen
From the 625,000-copy bestselling author and psychologist Anders Hansen comes INSTA-BRAIN, the only book you need to take back control and save your brain.
Did you, like us, scoff at this summer’s big trend of digital detoxing? But, will you be able to read this whole text without the urge to check your phone even once? Chances are that you won’t, as Apple has recently confirmed that iPhone users unlock their phone on average 80 times per day, and research shows we handle our phones more than 2 000 times daily.
Our brains have developed over thousands of years to function in the world that was largely unchanged over millennia – a world fundamentally different than today’s. The unrelenting rate of change and added stress from a life online, connected and reachable at all times, has undeniable consequences for our brains and our mental health. Stress levels are through the roof, burning out or ‘hitting the wall’ is a common occurrence in all professional arenas. Our sleep is affected, we have a harder time focusing on complex tasks, productivity suffers, and rates of depression and anxiety are on the increase.
Mental health issues and stress related disorders are quickly becoming a major concern for almost every developed nation; our brains are created in a different era, for a different era, and are not equipped to handle the
challenges of today’s information overload.
In INSTA-BRAIN bestselling author and attending psychiatric physician Anders Hansen employs the latest research and his own empirical experience to show the reader in an accessible, yet professional, way what happens to the brain when it’s constantly switched on. Among other things, we learn that we create fewer new memories when we (try to) multi-task, which professionals have forbidden their children from using Snapchat in Silicon Valley, and most importantly, exactly how to become a happier, focused and more productive person by taking control of your screen addiction. With just a little more insight and knowledge, you’ll soon realize that you too should start treating your brain better.
Digital detox today!
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