‘Information overload kills analytical ability’
Excerpt: Summary: He was inaugurating a multidisciplinary research seminar titled ‘Information overload in the post-modern society’ organised by the School of Communication and Library Science at the Department of Communication and Journalism of the university. Yaseen P.V., director, School of Communication and Library Science, presided over the seminar, sponsored by the IQAC cell of the university. One of the side-effects of too much information on the digital pathway was that it puts enormous pressure on individuals and killed their analytical ability, resulting in low intellectual contribution, Dr. Achuthsankar said. : Information overload in the digital era often makes it difficult for people to exercise choices and disturbs their peace of mind, Achuthsankar S. Nair, Head, Department of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, University of Kerala, has said. Seventeen researchers of the school presented papers related to their study.
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