i-Minds (Inkwater Press, 2015) scrutinizes the impact of ubiquitous i-products (mobile phones, computers and gaming devices) on people. As promotional materials explain, "The way we use i-technology is affecting our health and happiness. While programs, devices, information, and constant connectivity can offer us ease, liberation, and efficiency, they can also rewire our brains to feel restless, disconnected, unable to sleep, anxious, and depressed, with new illnesses like FOMO (fear of missing out), and electro sensitivities appearing.

Dr. Mari Swingle obtained a BA in Visual Arts from Ottawa University, an MA in Language Education from the University of British Columbia, and a MA and PhD in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University. She is a BCIA Fellow (2010) and a certified neurotherapist. In 2015, Swingle won an Early Career Impact Award for her post-doctoral work on the effects of i-technology on brain function.


i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming, And Social Media Are Changing Our Brains, Our behavior, And The Evolution of Our Species (Inkwater Press, 2015) $20.95 9781629012131

Second Edition: i-Minds: How and Why Constant Connectivity is Rewiring our Brains and What to Do About It (New Society 2019) $29.99

[BCBW 2019] "Technology" "Science"