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Manfred Spitzer

Prof. dr. dr. Manfred Spitzer is one of Germany’s most important memory researchers. He studied medicine, psychology and philosophy, was a visiting professor at Harvard University and is the Medical Director of the Psychiatric University Clinic in Ulm. At Border Sessions he will talk about his book Digitale Demenz [Digital Dementia].

Border Sessions 2013 - Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Digital dementia 

Much of our brainwork has been taken over by the internet, computers, navigation and the smart phone. Children spend more time on social media, games and television than they spend at school. Manfred Spitzer is following these developments with much concern: our memory is withering. Using alarming scientific research he warns against ‘digital dementia’; the more we use digital media, the more our memory deteriorates.