Download [PDF] A Deadly Wandering: A Tale of Tragedy and Redemption i…Reggie Shaw lies on a medical bed, his head inches from entering the mouth of a smooth white tube, an MRI machine. Hes comfortable, but nervous. He doesnt love the idea of people peering into his brain. Next to the machine stands a radiology technician in blue scrubs, her hair pulled tightly into a bun. She scans the room to make sure there are no errant pieces of metal. The MRI, with sixty thousand times the strength of the earths magnetic force, is a kind of irresistible magnet. A small pair of scissors, if accidentally left out, could be sucked across the room into the tube at forty miles an hour.
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It details the story of Reggie Shaw, a Mormon teenager who killed two scientists in Utah in while he was texting and driving. Richtel also reports scientific studies on human attention interspersed with the narrative. One morning in September , shortly after being denied a Mormon mission due to premarital sex, nineteen-year-old Utah college student Reggie Shaw is texting and driving with his girlfriend when he crosses the yellow lines on the highway. Unharmed, Shaw attempts to call but the call didn't go through. Richtel examines the police investigation and Shaw's prosecution, which was a test case in terms of accident litigation. Richtel intersperses this narrative with scientific studies of attention and the human mind. He details the history of cognitive neuroscience , from its beginnings in World War II in assisting pilots to not become overwhelmed by technology, to its current applications with MRI studies.
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. To say it may save lives is self-evident. One of the decade's most original and masterfully reported books, A Deadly Wandering by Pulitzer Prize—winning New York Times journalist Matt Richtel interweaves the cutting-edge science of attention with the tensely plotted story of a mysterious car accident and its aftermath to answer some of the defining questions of our time: What is technology doing to us? Can our minds keep up with the pace of change?
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