Archive for August, 2010

Impact of the Internet on Our Brain

An interesting article in the Guardian discusses the new book by Nicholas Carr entitled “The Shallows: How the internet is changing the way we think, read and remember.” Two summers ago, Carr is the writer who published an article in the Atlantic called “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” He discusses the impact that ubiquitous, always-on [...]

Asynchronous Telepsychiatry

In a new study published in Psychiatric Services, researchers from UC Davis School of Medicine found that psychiatrists can accurately assess a patient’s mental health by viewing videotaped interviews that are sent to them for consultation and treatment recommendations. The approach, called asynchronous telepsychiatry, uses store-and-forward technology, in which medical information is retrieved, stored and [...]