By Dr Louise Mahler
It appears we’ve outsourced our memory and rely on technology such as Google, Smart Phones, GPS, calendar alerts and calculators to get us through our busy days. Remembering names, it appears, is something few can now do – I don’t think there’s an app for that!
This made me reflect on how technology is affecting our brains. I did a Google search and found almost 2 million feeds on the topic!
The hard and fast facts from technology experts:
Andi Horvath Media Liaison Officer, Science Communications at the University of Melbourne tells us technology affects:
Professor Susan Greenfield says, ‘Unless we wake up to the damage that the gadget-filled, pharmaceutically-enhanced 21st century is doing to our brains, we could be sleepwalking towards a future in which neuro-chip technology blurs the line between living and non-living machines, and between our bodies and the outside world.’
The great news is that your brain will do what you train it to do.
So I recommend going beyond ‘remembering names’ and start training in complimentary directions for a total communication.
Here are my quick tips to remain human-like:
PS And to remember names:
Louise is a communication specialist and a proven performer in moving individuals and groups to take positive action through a unique perspective focusing on the unsung wisdom of voice. For more information please visit www.louisemahler.com.au
ETC BusinessLeaders presents Louise Mahler – 26 November
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