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The Decline of Connection

The Digital World is Having a Serious Impact on Our Relationships and Our Brains

Diane Ackerman • 11/17/2018

By Diane Ackerman - Despite all the seeming connectedness, we’re not the most socially connected we’ve ever been. Generation by generation, our brains have been evolving new networks, new ways of wiring and firing, favoring some behaviors and discarding others, as we train ourselves to meet the challenges of a world we keep amplifying, editing, deconstructing, and recreating.

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VIDEO: Diane Ackerman on the Unprecedented Challenges of the "Human Age"

The World is Changing. But at What Cost?

Diane Ackerman • 4/12/2017

Between new developments in science, technology, and medicine, we live in exciting times. But according to poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman, these advancements also come at the expense of our environment's health, and our mental health. In this video clip from her Networker Symposium keynote, she describes the unprecedented changes we're encountering, and explains what therapists can do to help us meet the new demands of a chaotic world.

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VIDEO: Diane Ackerman on the Wonders of a Changing World

Opportunities and Challenges Facing Therapists in the Human Age

Diane Ackerman • 8/1/2016

Poet, essayist, naturalist, teacher, polymath, and all-around creative genius, Diane Ackerman has for decades been writing extraordinarily rich, scientifically informed, and compulsively readable books of astonishing variety. In the following video clip, she describes the advancements, challenges, and insights for therapists in the new "Human Age."

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Daniel J Siegel, M.D., John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D., Bessel A van der Kolk, M.D., Diane Ackerman, Ph.D.
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Nature, Pixelated

How the Virtual World Is Rewiring Our Senses

Diane Ackerman • 1/1/2015

For the first time in history, we’re mainly experiencing nature through intermediary technology that paradoxically provides more detail while flattening our sensory experience. Can becoming entranced by electronic media alter our brains?

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3/22/2014
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BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
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JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
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RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
DAVID GRAND, PH.D.
 
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Daniel J Siegel, M.D., John M. Gottman, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D., Bessel A van der Kolk, M.D., Diane Ackerman, Ph.D.
Copyright:
3/29/2015
Authors:
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD
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3/22/2014
Authors:
DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.
 
DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD
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RVKIT051780
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3/22/2014
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DANIEL J SIEGEL, M.D.
 
JON KABAT-ZINN, PH.D.
 
BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
BARBARA FREDRICKSON, PH.D.
 
DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD
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BESSEL A VAN DER KOLK, M.D.
 
JOHN M. GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JULIE GOTTMAN, PH.D.
 
JANINA FISHER, PH.D.
 
STEPHEN PORGES, PH.D.
 
SUSAN JOHNSON, ED.D.
 
RICHARD C. SCHWARTZ, PHD
 
PETER A. LEVINE, PH.D.
 
DAVID GRAND, PH.D.
 
ESTHER PEREL, MA, LMFT
 
ELISHA GOLDSTEIN, PH.D.
 
DIANE ACKERMAN, PHD
 
DAVID FEINSTEIN, PH.D.
 
JAMES COAN, PHD
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The Decline of Connection

The Digital World is Having a Serious Impact on Our Relationships and Our Brains

Diane Ackerman • 11/17/2018

By Diane Ackerman - Despite all the seeming connectedness, we’re not the most socially connected we’ve ever been. Generation by generation, our brains have been evolving new networks, new ways of wiring and firing, favoring some behaviors and discarding others, as we train ourselves to meet the challenges of a world we keep amplifying, editing, deconstructing, and recreating.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Diane Ackerman on the Unprecedented Challenges of the "Human Age"

The World is Changing. But at What Cost?

Diane Ackerman • 4/12/2017

Between new developments in science, technology, and medicine, we live in exciting times. But according to poet, essayist, and naturalist Diane Ackerman, these advancements also come at the expense of our environment's health, and our mental health. In this video clip from her Networker Symposium keynote, she describes the unprecedented changes we're encountering, and explains what therapists can do to help us meet the new demands of a chaotic world.

Daily Blog

VIDEO: Diane Ackerman on the Wonders of a Changing World

Opportunities and Challenges Facing Therapists in the Human Age

Diane Ackerman • 8/1/2016

Poet, essayist, naturalist, teacher, polymath, and all-around creative genius, Diane Ackerman has for decades been writing extraordinarily rich, scientifically informed, and compulsively readable books of astonishing variety. In the following video clip, she describes the advancements, challenges, and insights for therapists in the new "Human Age."

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Nature, Pixelated

How the Virtual World Is Rewiring Our Senses

Diane Ackerman • 1/1/2015

For the first time in history, we’re mainly experiencing nature through intermediary technology that paradoxically provides more detail while flattening our sensory experience. Can becoming entranced by electronic media alter our brains?

Magazine Article
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Diane Ackerman, MFA, PhD, is the author of 23 books of poetry and nonfiction. Of late, she has been writing on "nature and human nature" in the Opinion pages of The New York Times. She has taught at a number of universities, including Columbia and Cornell. Her essays about nature and human nature have been appearing for decades in The New York Times, Smithsonian, Parade, The New Yorker, National Geographic and many other journals.