The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

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Manic Nation: Why We're Addicted to Stress

Manic Nation: Why We're Addicted to Stress

Aug 11, 2013-- How many of us have gotten that excited sensation when our smartphones beep with a text or notification of an email? And perhaps like an involuntary reaction we sometimes reach for our phone to check the new message, even if in the middle of a conversation with a friend. In this informative and thought-provoking account of Dr. Peter Whybrow's work, we learn about the fascinating findings of neuroscience which explain our impulsive addiction to modern technology and its impact on our brain and ability to handle stress, thus making anxiety "now the nation's most common psychiatric complaint." By understanding how the chemistry of the human brain functions, there is greater potential for us to control our use of technology rather than have it control us. (17798 reads)


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