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This is your brain on information overload

Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin
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Author and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin

With more and more information at our fingertips, the human brain is constantly sorting and filing an overwhelming amount of data.

In his book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” neuroscientist Daniel Levitin breaks down hard science on brain productivity. He addresses simple things to help improve brain efficiency, like making lists and checking them off, taking breaks and allocating time.

Levitin spoke at Town Hall Seattle on September 11, 2015.