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 Wednesday, we're rebroadcasting our conversation with Strayer and Stanford's Clifford Nass about how technology may be rewiring our brains and what we can do about it. (Rebroadcast)
Among Clifford Nass' books on our relationship to technology is The Man Who Lied to His Laptop [Indiebound|Amazon]. Professor Nass died on November 2, 2013 in Lake Tahoe. Read his New York Times obituary.
David Strayer is a professor of Cognition and Neural Science at the University of Utah.