10/16/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Studying Technology's Influence On The Brain, Scientists Discover Solitude On The River Never Hurts

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah -- Todd Braver emerges from a tent nestled against the canyon wall. He has a slight tan, except for a slim pale band around his wrist.

For the first time in three days in the wilderness, Mr. Braver is not wearing his watch. "I forgot," he says.

It is a small thing, the kind of change many vacationers notice in themselves as they unwind and lose track of time. But for Mr. Braver and his companions, these moments lead to a question: What is happening to our brains?

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