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Rob: Welcome to the Rob Kall Bottom Up radio show WNJC
1360 AM at Washington towns reaching Metro Philly & South Jersey sponsored
by OpEdNews.com. My guest tonight is Dr. Mari Swingle. She is a Neurotherapist who
practices at the Swingle Clinic in Vancouver British Columbia and she's the
author of a new book , i-Minds: How Cell
Phones, Computers, Gaming, and Social Media Are Changing Our Brains, Our
Behavior, and the Evolution of Our Species. Welcome to the show.
M.S.: Pleasure to be here.
Rob: So this is a really fun interview to do because we've known each
other for a long time. You were a participant in the winter brain conference that
I ran for 15 years, not all of it but a good number of those years. And so it's
really fun to see that you put out a book that is really important and
M.S.: Ya, I think I presented one of my first research papers at one
of your conferences a long time ago.
Rob: Yes, so this book basically explores in a lot of detail how the
brain is affected and influenced by what you call iTechnology.
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M.S.: Which is essentially any screen-based device-- so it would be telephones
due to texting, standard computers, gaming consoles etc.
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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
opinion sites, OpEdNews.com
more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project.
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