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Sun February 24, 2013
February 25, 2013 | Science | Rebroadcast

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 four 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. (Rebroadcast)

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

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