How to think straight in the age of information overload

Resource Author:  Susie East and Ben Tinker
Resource Date:  10/09/2015
Resource Name:  CNN
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Here’s a figure to boggle the mind: we consume about 74 gigabytes — nine DVDs worth — of data every day. It’s amazing we’re able to process and make sense of it all. So how do you think straight in the age of information overload?

“Information overload refers to the notion that we’re trying to take in more than the brain can handle,” says neuroscientist and psychologist Daniel Levitin.