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Live Q&A today at 3:30 Eastern: How is the developing brain of a child like the emerging global brain of the Internet?

"The Internet, like the developing brain of a child, is in a rapid phase of growth and change. This means that just as we must be mindful in how we nurture our children's minds, we must also pay careful attention to how we develop our global brain."

In conjunction with her TED Book, author and Webby Awards founder Tiffany Shlain has put together an excellent short film explaining her fascinating ideas about how brain development in kids parallels the development of the Internet.

You can watch the 10 minute film here: http://youtu.be/zLp-edwiGUU

And then read the book:

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A30S24S
iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/brain-power/id576233926?ls=1

And here's an article in the Harvard Business Review about the project:
http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/11/how_the_internet_is_shaping_our.html

Author Tiffany Shlain ( http://www.ted.com/profiles/91428 ) will be joining us here for a one-hour Q&A Tuesday, December 4th, from 3:30-4:30pm. Mark your calendars!

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  • Dec 4 2012: What is the most (or one of the most ;) interesting things you learned in the research & making of both the film & Brain Power Ted Book that you didn't know before?
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      Dec 4 2012: I think learning about neuroscience really help me think about the growth of the internet in a new way. The way I can contextualize what acts like PIPA and SOPA would have done to the web to constrict the free flow of information. Also in terms of neuroscience and my children. We have a 3 year old who is in that first "2000" of life when her brain is most malleable. And learning that her mind has more connections than the entire internet, def. blew my mind. I learned a lot of things that stimulate her brain's growth. Eye contact is great. and Making her laugh. These were things I did before but let's just say now, i do a lot more.
      • Dec 4 2012: When my 7 year old daughter watched it she pushed her fist in the air when learning that her bran has more connections that of an adult

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