For nearly all of human history, communication and social interaction involved face-to-face contact. Now, screen-based digital devices mediate a substantial array of interactions. What are the consequences of this pervasive digital environment? Will it impact how children learn to read the emotions and behaviors of others? What is the effect on learning and our ability to pass on knowledge? Join experts in the fields of psychology, linguistics, and technology as they grapple with what it means to be a social human in the digital age.
PARTICIPANTS: Naomi S. Baron, Richard Gallagher, Jan L. Plass, Lauren Sherman
MODERATOR: Dalton Conley
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Participant Introduction 00:06
How is social media effecting young people growing up today? 01:50
Are we seeing more ADHD or social disorders today? 09:10
Are we increasingly become machines through procedural memory? 20:03
What are best practices for families to manage their digital life? 29:40
Is it different in social media than "it" is in the real world? 40:05
Should we let technology change how and what we learn? 48:19
Audience Q&A 55:30
This program was filmed live at the 2017 World Science Festival and edited for YouTube.