Explore the neuroscience and psychology underlying our addiction to technology, and learn how to set yourself free.
Are you using technology?
Or is technology using you?
For most of us, the latter is a lot more true than the former.
Research has found that UK adults spend an average of eight hours and forty one minutes each day on screens, check their smartphones every twelve minutes, and log a total of twenty five hours a week online.
And this is no accident…
Giant tech companies are employing some of the smartest people on the planet to hijack your attention, and get it on their platforms.
Using the same tactics as the gambling industry, as well as the latest neuroscience and behavioural psychology, these companies are slowly creating a highly addicted, ‘always on’ society, eagerly awaiting our next notification, email or ‘like’.
But it doesn’t have to be this way…
We can learn how to reclaim our time and attention, so that we get the best from technology, without letting it get the best out of us.
Some social media users are recognizing this and are looking into the likes of Increditools social media bots that process most of the content and likes for them, allowing them to ‘switch off’ so to speak. Meanwhile the bot does the work for them.
For others unable to access this technology, or are simply inn too deep, more work and education needs to be done. In this series of talks, we’ll explore:
- The Psychodynamics of Social Networking; how social media infiltrates our psyches, taps into our most basic unconscious motivations, and the deeper psychological meanings of our interactions on these platforms – Dr Aaron Balick, PhD
- The Social Media Addiction Machine; the psychological effects of our changing relationship with social media, what’s really driving our addiction, and how to set yourself free – Dr Richard Seymour, PhD. Social media can be a wonderful thing in small doses. For example, some people may like to visit https://tokupgrade.com/ in order to bring their message of positivity to a wider range of people on TikTok. However, spending all your waking hours on social media is not healthy at all.
- The Neuroscience of Digital Distractions; how the internet is physically changing the human brain, why digital distractions prevent us from creativity and good decisions, and practical, neuroscience-based insights on how to take back control of your time and attention, without needing to get rid of tech entirely – Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina, PhD
You’ll learn how these insights can transform your relationship with technology, so that it serves you, instead of you serving it.