Neuroscience of Digital Distractions Munich – a talk by a TEDx speaker

Event Neuroscience


This event is now going ahead as an online one. We’d strongly prefer to do a live event, but given how overwhelmed everyone feels with sitting in front of their screens locked up in the room, we thought it might be helpful for you to still have the event in this format, rather than postpone it indefinitely, so you can manage your digital distractions while you need it.


1) The event on the 14th April is going ahead online. This will not be just a webinar, but an interactive discussion, and networking with others stuck in Munich (or if you are in the other part of the world now). Tech will never replace live interactions, but we’ll squeeze out as much humanity from it as we can.

2) All ticket holders will receive a Zoom link to join 24 hours before the event

3) Start at 18.30h sharp

4) Those who cannot join will receive a copy of the recording (but we’d love you to join, so we can have a real human conversation)

Thank you for your continuous support!

In this entertaining and insightful talk TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger, and author of Homo Distractus Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina explores how the internet is changing our brain. Quoting the latest neuroscience research, she explains why our devices are so irresistible, how digital distractions are preventing us from good decision making and innovative thinking and will give practical tips on how to coach your brain to stay focused in the age of digital distractions.

Does it happen to you to go check your email or social media just for a 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. We outsource our memory to our devices and are less and less able to concentrate on something for a long time (when was the last time you could read a book without being distracted?). The real cost of allowing your gadgets to dictate your agenda and behaviour is your depleted ability to take 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.

About the speaker:

Dr Anastasia Dedyukhina is an author, TEDx speaker, Huffington Post blogger, 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 realized how dependent she had become on the gadget.