The Impact Of Modern Technology On Our Brains

How are cell phones and modern technology impacting your memory and focus
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  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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Published 1/2015 English

Course Description

Course Description

Did you miss an important meeting even though you programmed it into your phone? Or zoned out of a conversation while “quickly” reading a text message?

Do you feel like your cell phone and tablet are actually making your life more difficult?

Modern technology is amazing! It can make our lives simpler and make us more efficient. But it can also distract us and prevent us from maximizing our memory. Current research provides us with insights on how to take advantage of technology while also avoiding the pitfalls that come along with it.

You’re the boss of your own life. Get technology to work for you!

What do I need to know before watching this video?

No science background is necessary.

Who is the target audience?

Anyone who needs or wants simple, usable, and proven strategies to get technology to work for them based on the latest brain science.

In this lecture you will learn:

– How to make modern technology like your cell phone, Google, and tablets work for you instead of against you.

– The real reason you can’t you remember phone numbers anymore.

– If Google is impacting your memory is in a positive or negative manner.

– How multitasking makes us less efficient.

– How our brain works differently when we are reading on a screen versus on paper?

– The pros and cons of our cell phones on our brains.

– How to maximize our memory based on how our brains work.

What are the requirements?

  • No scientific background is necessary to understand this course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand The Impact of Modern Technology On Our Brains

Who is the target audience?

  • No scientific background is necessary to understand this course

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Modern Technology and Our Brains
Evolution Of Our Brains Vs The Evolution Of The Cell Phone
How Memory Works In The Brain
How Google Impacts Your Memory & Reading On A Screen vs Paper
Multitasking And The Brain & The Power Of Distraction
Pros and Cons Of Modern Tech On Our Brains and Health

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Instructor Biography

Dr. Marc Milstein, Lecturer/Scientist


We live in amazing times. New research is constantly providing us the opportunity to understand our brains and bodies better than we ever have before. This information absolutely has the power to help us live healthier, happier lives.

The problem is, in a world where unreliable information flies by in blurbs and sound bites, how do you know what’s real and what’s just hype?

That’s where Dr. Marc Milstein steps in. He specializes in taking the leading research on human health, productivity, and happiness and presenting it in a way that entertains, educates and motivates his audience to live better. His lecture topics range from cutting edge brain science topics such as sleep, memory, learning and emotions to how our DNA and trillions of cells work in concert with our environment to determine our health.

Dr. Milstein specializes in connecting the latest research from multiple science disciplines and integrating this complex information into a clear, accurate picture for physicians, therapists, companies and anyone who is looking to understand the latest medical and science breakthroughs that impact our health and happiness.


Dr. Milstein is a Scientist, Researcher, and Professional Speaker who makes cutting-edge Health and Wellness research approachable, and empowers his audience to apply these vital findings to their work and daily lives.

He earned both his Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and his Bachelor of Science in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from UCLA. His Doctoral research uncovered the role of a protein called “R1N1”, that suppresses breast cancer. Interestingly R1N1 is also involved in memory, and Dr. Milstein is fascinated by how the brain and body work in concert. Dr. Milstein has conducted research on topics including genetics, cancer biology, neuroscience, and infectious disease and his work has been published in multiple scientific journals. Dr. Milstein received the prestigious California Breast Cancer Research Fellowship Award in recognition of his work.


Dr. Milstein Education is a popular science lecture series currently hosted in venues across Los Angeles. Each week, Dr. Milstein shares “hot-off-the-press” research and actionable wellness tips that boost health, productivity, and happiness. The findings he shares with medical doctors and therapists as part of their continuing education are the same findings he shares with the life-long learners, pro athletes, executives, and other professionals that attend his talks.

Dr. Milstein is frequently invited to deliver his lectures throughout the United States and internationally. Those who aren’t able to attend his talks in person are able to watch his lectures on demand here.

Dr. Milstein recently created a series of science research based wellness videos that are currently used by major corporations for their employees to maximize health and productivity by learning about such topics as “How To Get The Best Night’s Sleep Based On Brain Science.”

As a sought-after speaker, Dr. Milstein has been featured by:

Corporations such as Creative Arts Agency (CAA), Crystal Cruise Lines, Regent Cruises Lines, TigerText, Four Seasons Hotels and Kayne Anderson Wealth Management. Hospitals such as: Providence, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Ventura Hospitals. Schools and Organizations such as: California Science Center, Young President’s Organization, Wise School, Brentwood Prep, Skirball Cultural Center, Loyola Marymount and UCLA.

To invite Dr. Milstein to speak at your next conference or engagement, please contact

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