❴Download❵ ➹ The Overflowing Brain Author Torkel Klingberg – Buyprobolan50.co.uk 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 wo 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 and informaton at greater and greater speeds And yet the human brain has hardly changed in the last The Overflowing PDF or years Are all these high tech advances overtaxing our Stone Age brains or is the constant flood of information good for us giving our brains the daily exercise they seem to craveIn The Overflowing Brain cognitive scientist Torkel Klingberg takes us on a journey into the limits and possibilities of the brain He suggests that we should acknowledge and embrace our desire for information and mental challenges but try to find a balance between demand and capacity Klingberg explores the cognitive demands or complexity of everyday life and how the brain tries to meet them He identifies different types of attention such as stimulus driven and controlled attention but focuses chiefly on working memory our capacity to keep information in mind for short periods of time Dr Klingberg asserts that working memory capacity long thought to be static and hardwired in the brain can be improved by training and that the increasing demands on working memory may actually have a constructive effect as demands on the human brain increase so does its capacityThe book ends with a discussion of the future of brain development and how we can best handle information overload in our everyday lives Klingberg suggests how we might find a balance between demand and capacity and move from feeling overwhelmed to deeply engaged.
- 202 pages
- The Overflowing Brain
- Torkel Klingberg
- 08 November 2014 Torkel Klingberg