Monday, March 05, 2007

Information Overload?

I've been worried about information overload... and then thanks to Web Worker Daily, one of the nearly 500 feeds I read daily, I learned this from the BBC:
There is even some evidence that being bombarded with information from all directions is actually beneficial.

Professor Fred Mast, of the University of Lausanne, said: "I think that we can become overloaded. It depends on the situation, but I think we are underestimating the brain's capacity to adapt to new challenges.

"Studies have been done showing that people can actually enhance their cognitive abilities, which helps them to process more information at the same time. And their performance even transfers to other tasks."
Oh, excellent, there is some good coming from my constant distractions.

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