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Fri December 14, 2012
December 17, 2012 | Science

The Rx for Technology

David Strayer has known for a long time that there's a restorative power in nature. The University of Utah psychologist is an avid hiker, but his latest research quantifies the benefits of turning off your technology and getting outdoors. After 4 days in the wilderness with no cell phones, laptops or gadgets, people were 50% better at creative problem-solving. On Monday, Doug talks to Strayer and Stanford's Clifford Nass about how technology may be rewiring our brains and what we can do about it.

Listen to a selection from Wallace Stegner's Wilderness Letter read by local bookseller Ken Sanders.

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