Miles O'Brien: Is technology rewiring teens' brains?

My friend Miles O'Brien produced a cool piece for PBS News Hour about "what could be happening to teenagers' brains as they develop in a rapid-fire, multitasking world of technology and gadgets."

You may know the PBS correspondent best from his many years as space and science reporter with CNN—he also slummed it on a few BBTV episodes (1, 2, 3).

This News Hour segment (above) is great, but the companion chat with his kids (below) is also fun: a sober counter-point to the hysteria of "video games/texting/IM/the internet is destroying our minds." Suck it, tech-haters.

Watch video:
Is Technology Wiring Teens to Have Better Brains? (PBS News Hour)
Miles O'Brien: Teen Brains on Technology (a chat with News Hour host Hari Sreenivasan)