!! FIRST-TIME-EVER IN NYC !! In this entertaining and insightful talk, TEDx and Mobile World Congress 2019 speaker, Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina explores how the internet is changing our brain. Founder of London-based digital wellness company Consciously Digital, Huffington Post blogger and best-selling author of ‘Homo Distractus’, Dr. Dedyukhina is an international thought leader in digital wellness. Quoting the latest neuroscience research, she explains why our devices are so irresistible, how digital distractions prevent us from good decision making and innovative thinking and gives practical tips on how to coach your brain to stay focused in the age of digital distractions. Do you ever check your email or social media for just one second, and then two hours later find yourself mindlessly clicking on yet another cat video? How about reading something online, and then immediately forgetting what it was about? You are not alone. Our brain is undergoing a massive transformation as a result of internet penetration. As we outsource our memory to devices we become less and less able to concentrate on one thing for an extended period of time: when was the last time you read a book without getting distracted? The real cost of allowing your gadgets to dictate your agenda and behaviour is your depleted ability to make decisions, stay focused, think clearly and creatively, sleep well, and ultimately, manage your own free time and choices. In this talk, you will learn how to take back control of your time and attention without getting rid of your tech. Schedule: 6:00 PM: Doors Open/Networking 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: The Neuroscience of Digital Distractions Talk REGISTRATION AND ADVANCED TICKET PURCHASE MANDATORY! No tickets will be sold at the door. About the speaker: Dr. Anastasia Dedyukhina is an author, TEDx speaker, international keynote speaker, organizer of the first mindful tech festival, Focus Inside, and a former senior digital marketer. Having spent 12+ years working for global media and internet brands, she ditched her smartphone in the middle of her senior international career in London when she realised how dependent she had become on the gadget. Today she acts as a business mentor, supporting ethical tech startups, and runs a tech-life balance consultancy, Consciously Digital, helping companies and individuals be more productive and less stressed in an age of digital distractions. Her TEDx speech went viral, and currently has more than 118K views.