The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory

Resource Author:  Torkel Klingberg
Resource Date:  9/1/2008
Resource Name:  Oxford University Press
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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 informaton at greater and greater speeds. And yet the human brain has hardly changed in the last 40,000 years.