On this episode of UEN PDTV I had the privilege of sitting down with Dr. David Strayer, co-founder of the Applied Cognition Lab at the University of Utah. It was Dr. Stayer’s research that exposed the dangers of texting and driving back in the early 2000’s. The ACL and his team continue that research today as they study the effects of digital devices one our attention, cognition, and mental health.
Dr. Stayer has been featured on Oprah, testified before the U.S. Congress about the dangers of digitally distracted driving, interviewed on countless news programs, and featured in several books. Two recent publications include A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel, and The Nature Fix by Florence Williams. Both are excellent reads that use research from the University of Utah Applied Cognition Lab that will make you rethink how you use technology in your life.
During this short interview Dr. Stayer shared with me some of his concerns about the digitally distracted and constantly connected generations that we are teaching in our schools today.