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TEDxHendrixCollege - Sandra Aamodt - The Wired Brain: How Modern Life Is Changing Your Mind

Sandra Aamodt reveals how technology is changing the development of the next generation in our increasingly modernizing world, both for the better and the worse.Sandra Aamodt is a former editor in chief of Nature Neuroscience, the leading scientific journal in the field of brain research. She received her undergraduate degree in biophysics from the Johns Hopkins University, and her doctorate in neuroscience from the University of Rochester. After four years of postdoctoral research at Yale University, she joined Nature Neuroscience at its founding in 1998 and was editor in chief from 2003 to 2008, when she left to spend a year sailing across the Pacific Ocean. She lives in Northern California with her husband, one cat, and three chickens.During her editorial career, she read over three thousand neuroscience papers and wrote dozens of editorials on neuroscience and science policy. She also gave lectures at twenty universities, and attended forty-five scientific meetings in ten countries. Her science writing has been published in The New York Times, the Washington Post, El Mundo and the Times of London. Her first book, Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life (coauthored with Sam Wang), won the 2009 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Welcome to Your Child's Brain: How the Mind Grows from Conception to College, by the same authors, will be published in September 2011.About TEDx, x = independently organized eventIn the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
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