A Few Intriguing Articles About Information Processing

  • “On the Brain Basis of Digital Daze in Millennial Minds: Rejoinder to ‘Digital Technology and Student Cognitive Development: The Neuroscience of the University Classroom’” by Timothy Brown

I was initially drawn to this article due to its eloquent title. It is a fascinating introspective of how modern technology impacts our ability to process information. It is a rejoinder to an article in the same journal and expands upon the disparity between how are brain is wired and the amount of stimulation and multi-tasking we are exposed to in this rapidly evolving era of multimedia. It’s a difficult issue to grasp because students are immersed into this world early on and it’s seemingly an unavoidable relationship. This essay dives into what could be the long-term effects and if we can gracefully evolve.

 

  • “Capacity Limits of Information Processing in the Brain” by René Marois

This article is somewhat connected to the previous, as it explores the limitations our brain has for processing in a world with sometimes overwhelming stimuli. The theme of how multi-tasking impacts our ability to concentrate and function is also present in this study. It is especially topical, as our relationship with technology continues to evolve at a fast pace, sometimes boosting our confidence in processing information. This exploration of why the brain’s limitations that frequently hinder our self-realized poise is a compelling reality check.

Resources

Brown, T. T. (2016). On the Brain Basis of Digital Daze in Millennial Minds: Rejoinder to “Digital Technology and Student Cognitive Development: The Neuroscience of the University Classroom”. Journal of Management Education, 40(4), 411-414. Retrieved March 18, 2017, from journals.sagepub.com/home/jme.

Marois, R. (2005). Apacity Limits of Information Processing in the Brain. Phi Kappa Phi Forum, 85(1), 30-33. Retrieved March 18, 2017, from https://www.phikappaphi.org/publications-resources/phi-kappa-phi-forum.

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