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Author Klingberg, Torkel, 1967-
Title Översvämmade hjärnan. English
The overflowing brain : information overload and the limits of working memory / Torkel Klingberg ; translated by Neil Betteridge.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.

Author Klingberg, Torkel, 1967-
Subject Human information processing -- Physiological aspects.
Short-term memory -- Physiological aspects.
Attention -- Physiological aspects.
Cerebral cortex -- Growth.
Memory Disorders -- pathology.
Neuronal Plasticity -- physiology.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 202 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-196) and index.
Contents Introduction : the stone age brain meets the information flood -- The information portal -- The mental workbench -- Models of working memory -- The brain and the magical number seven -- Simultaneous capacity and mental bandwidth -- Wallace's paradox -- Brain plasticity -- Does ADHD exist? -- The everyday exercising of our mental muscles -- Computer games -- The Flynn effect -- Neurocognitive enhancement -- The information flood and flow.
Summary 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 more and more information at greater and greater speeds. And yet the human brain has hardly changed in the last 40,000 years. Are all these high-tech advan.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780199706723 (electronic bk.)
0199706727 (electronic bk.)
9780195372885 (alk. paper)
0195372883 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 299369391
Additional Format Print version: Klingberg, Torkel, 1967- Översvämmade hjärnan. English. Overflowing brain. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009 9780195372885 0195372883 (DLC) 2008014273 (OCoLC)218190606

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