We are constantly on our screens – video conferencing, working, chatting, online shopping, streaming series. This means we are exposed to digital stimulus overload on a daily basis. How does this affect our brain, our thinking, our behavior? Neurobiologist and successful author Martin Korte summarizes the latest research findings and dispels some myths: When digital media use harms the brain and when it helps it, why multitasking is a fairy tale, and how older people keep their memory sharp with the help of the Internet. He also gives concrete recommendations on how we can keep a "fresh mind" despite constant digital stress.
Martin Korte is Professor of Cellular Neurobiology and Director of the Zoological Institute at the Technical University of Braunschweig. His research focuses on the cellular basis of learning and memory as well as the processes of forgetting. In addition to his work as a scientist, he regularly gives public lectures for schools and politicians.
As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg
Keeping a fresh mind: Surviving permanent digital stress