The Overflowing Brain

The Overflowing Brain

Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory

eBook - 2009
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As the pace of technological change accelerates, we are increasingly experiencing a state of information overload. Statistics show that we are interrupted every three minutes during the course of the work day. Multitasking between email, cell-phone, text messages, and four or five websites while listening to an iPod forces the brain to process more and more information at greater and greater speeds. And yet the human brain has hardly changed in the last 40,000 years. Are all these high-tech advan.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
ISBN: 9780195372885
Characteristics: data file,rda
1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages) : illustrations


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srmechs May 25, 2013

This is a relatively short book but it is dense with information concerning our increasingly complex world, the demands it puts upon our working memory, concentration and problem solving ability, and the stress that the overload creates. Without pat answers, the author sees ways that could lead to better results by taking into account the realities of our Stone Age brain.

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