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May I Have your Attention? The Brain, Multitasking, and Information Overload

Posted: October 18, 2011

Russell Poldrack, professor of psychology and neurobiology, talks about the effects of multitasking on the human brain and the capacity for "deep learning" in an interview with Project Information Literacy.
"You can think of today’s world as a child-rearing experiment on a grand scale, since humans have never been raised in an environment like this before..the worst case scenario is that we will one day wake up and realize that we are living in a cognitive dystopia..." more >

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