In the final episode of the season, I speak with Professor Manfred Spitzer – a German psychiatrist, psychologist and neuroscientist, whose research and talks have been translated the world over.
Medical Director of the Psychiatric University Hospital in Ulm, Germany, Professor Spitzer is also the founder of the Transfer Center for Neurosciences and Learning, and has worked at Heidelberg, Harvard, and the University of Oregon.
Widely published in neuroscience, learning, and psychiatry, he has authored numerous texts, including the thought-provoking book, Digital Dementia: What We and Our Children are Doing to our Minds, and his new book, Pandemie: Was die Krise mit uns macht und was wir daraus machen (Pandemic: What the crisis does to us and what we do with it), explores the dramatic effects the virus has had on our lives, as individuals and societies, and offers scientific insights as to how we might navigate this time.
In this conversation, we discuss everything from the perils of digitalising classrooms and reliance on our devices, to the exciting new interventions science might offer us as to how we build resilience from the lessons we have learned.
Recorded on 24th June 2021.
Digital Dementia: What We and Our Children are Doing to our Minds – Prof. Manfred Spitzer
Pandemie: Was die Krise mit uns macht und was wir daraus machen – Prof. Manfred Spitzer
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.