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  • Writer's pictureNicki Reisberg

What happened to our attention spans? (with Dr. Gloria Mark)

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This conversation is all about our attention spans. Where did they go? How do we regain control of attention? What about our kids' attention spans?


I was honored to be joined by data scientist and phsycologist Dr. Gloria Mark. We dove into many of the issues that parents deal with on a daily basis; attention span, multitasking, digital habits and much more.


I left this conversation with a much better understanding of what I can do in the home to regain control of my attention and even lessen my stress levels (in addition to those of our children).



Meet Dr. Gloria Mark

Gloria Mark is Chancellor’s Professor of Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. She received her PhD from Columbia University in psychology and studies the impact of digital media on people’s lives. She takes a deep dive in examining multitasking, interruptions, and mood with the use of digital devices. She has published over 200 articles, and in 2017 was inducted into the ACM SIGCHI Academy which recognizes leaders in the field of human-computer interaction. She has presented her work at SXSW and the Aspen Ideas Festival, and her research has appeared in the popular media, e.g. New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, the BBC, and many others.


Check out Dr. Mark's substack: https://gloriamark.substack.com/


Learn about Dr. Mark's work and her book Attention Span: https://gloriamark.com/ 

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