Friday, March 24, 2006

cognitive overload or mental bottleneck?

We seem to be amazing ourselves to death. -- John Ratey, Harvard University

contemplating the mental phenomenon that i have been experiencing lately, i found an article that pretty well sums things up for me. thank goodness they also offer some ideas for balancing out the "distraction"

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/pacificnw/2004/1128/cover.html

6 comments:

Twist of Kate said...

Hey there. Thanks so much for visiting me tonight. Here to return the favor, lovely blog you have here!!! Hope you find a warm place to settle...It's lovely here in Cali today :)

scrappintwinmom said...

Hi! Michele sent me tonite!

Carmi said...

I'm printing and posting this in my office. I may even write an opinion piece about it - must mull this over while I fly across the continent.

Glad you're back home safe and sound. Glad your interview went well. If they weren't wowed by you, they're brain-dead.

ƒåυνέ said...

IN LEVY'S VIEW, technology is not the culprit. The problem is the imbalance we've allowed it to perpetuate.

This is the key line, IMO. I think the only thing people need to learn in order to deal with this, is how to say "no".

Im Chele In [dot] LA said...

um can't say why I sound different..
But now you want me to click a link..
And this early in the morning..
Ok off I go......

Michael Manning said...

There's nothing like a simple walk on the beach at sunset. I was able to do that a couple of times on my recent 18 day trip. No static either!