Information overload

Information overload, fake news, and invisible gorillas. Teach your brain new habits. [SLIDES]

When it comes to getting our information off the Internet, we’re all a little like children—we have limited attention and we’re not always sure where to direct it. The challenge is that it can be difficult to limit how much information we consume when there’s always something new calling out for a click. The thing is: attention is a finite resource. Knowing how to spend it wisely can be a challenge. 

This presentation highlights key concepts from our article about how information overload affects us, and how we can identify accountable sources and focus better. These slides examine how the brain handles information as well as strategies for optimizing the time we spend directing our focus. 

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