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To help overcome differences in terminology used by researchers in various fields, six podcast "tutorials" focusing on various aspects of the informed brain in a digital world were released prior to the conference.  This year, Joe Palca, NPR science correspondent, interviewed selected experts on aspects of the informed brain in a digital world and turned them into “Science Friday” type podcasts. 

Conference attendees were notified when a new tutorial was released through the weekly conference enewsletters.  Attendees are asked to listen to all podcast tutorials prior to the November conference.  
To listen to a podcast: click the title of the desired tutorial (below), and click on the the "play" button icon located on that page (note: the podcast may take several seconds to load) .  To download the presentation to your desktop so that you can import to your audio library, or listen to from your desktop: click on the title of the desired tutorial (below), right-click the "Download Presentation" link and "Save link as" (Firefox) or "Save target as" (Internet Explorer) to your desired location.  These interviews will also be burned onto CD-Rom and mailed to all attendees with the other materials one week prior to the conference.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these podcasts do not necessarily reflect the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the W.M. Keck Foundation, or any employee thereof.

The Effects of the Digital Age on Education
Michael Keller

Ida M. Green University Librarian
Director of Academic Resources Stanford University

The Trajectory, Value, and Risk of Extreme Life Logging
Cathal Gurrin

SFI Stokes Lecturer School of Computing
University of Ireland, Dublin City
The Impact of the Internet on Social Behavior
Rober Kraut

Herbert A. Simon Professor of Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Computer Interaction Institute
Carnegie Mellon University
Differences in Cognitive and Brain Function of Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants
Clifford Nass

Thomas M. Storke Professor of Communication
Stanford University
The Effects of the Digital Age on Health and Wellness
Larry Smarr

Director, Calit2
University of California, San Diego
The Brain-Computer Interface
Scott Grafton

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences
University of California, Santa Barbara