Understanding Your Brainwaves

In a scholarly paper written by Dr. Jeffery Fannin, brainwaves in all forms are described and defined. The importance of sleep in brain wave activity, as well as stress and means to combat it, are explored. Dr. Fannin spends considerable time on depression as it relates to inability and/or lack of sleep. He does not […]

Are Mobile Devices Ruining Our Eyes?

According to Robert DiMartino, OD, Professor of Clinical Optometry and Vision Science at the University of California, Berkeley*, and a board member of BerkeleyWellness.com, the effects of overuse of laptop computers, tablets, cell phones, and now iWatches on our vision could be detrimental. “With the growing popularity of mobile devices, most of us spend more […]

Essentials of Managing Stress

In this book written by Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., Essentials of Managing Stress provides several suggestions for stress management are explored. Although this book wasn’t authored directed specifically at tech stress, it does apply many o the same methodology and principals in reducing, preventing or eliminating stress and factors relating to it. RE

Stress in America: Coping with Change

In a wonderful paper written by the American Psychological Association in 2017, several aspects of stress are outlined. The graphics are well done and informative. According to an APA survey, users described as the “Constant Checker” looks at his or her technical device more than eight in 10 Americans are attached to their gadgets on a […]

Reversing Paralysis: Scientists Are Making Remarkable Progress at Using Brain Implants to Restore the Freedom of Movement That Spinal Cord Injuries Take Away.

In another MIT study, scientists could soon restore the freedom of movement that spinal cord injuries take away. The use of brain implants that can decipher intentions to move in the brain, then convert them into bursts of electrical stimulation to bring motion to previously still limbs is currently being tested. While it was once a […]

The Download, Feb 24, 2017: Autonomous Car Cribbing, Tech’s Tax Trouble, and Smartphone Stress

In an MIT study published by The Download, three issues regarding tech are discussed. Alphabet Sues Uber Over Self-Driving Secrets Uber’s autonomous car technology may not be all its own work. Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet, claims that one of its former engineers, Anthony Levandowski, covertly downloaded 14,000 files from its servers a […]

12 Tech Trends That Will Shape Our Lives in 2017

Design firm FROG took an informal survey asking its global staff to offer trends that they project will be the largest influencers in 2017. The answers predicted that robots will become softer, synthetic food will become more mainstream and autonomous vehicles will save human lives, among 9 more trends. In an article published by FastCoCompany.com, […]

Valley Psychologist Creates Wearable Tech to Reduce Anxiety, Stress

According to Cronkite News,  Paradise Valley neuropsychologist Dr. Amy Serin believes she’s found a new way to help people deal with stress and anxiety. Serin has developed a product named Buzzies. Buzzies are worn on the wrist or in a pocket. Buzzies send signals to the brain and these signals help change the way information is processed stated […]

Abha Dawesar: Life in the “Digital Now”

Abha Dawesar discusses how our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect as opposed to being in the “real”. She says that our devices have ‘warped” time, in the past, present and future becomes what she describes as the digital now. It’s not biological or psychological present. It’s more of an invitation to […]