What To Do With Too Much Information

Dec 22, 2014

Are you spending your holiday surreptitiously checking work emails? Not a good idea.

In his new book, The Organized Mind, McGill University professor of psychology and behavioral neuroscience Daniel Levitin reminds us that our brains need a true rest in order to function properly. The deluge of tweets, Facebook updates, and emails we're faced with on a daily basis, compete for the limited attentional resources of our brains.

We’ll talk to Daniel Levitin about what science tells us about the organization of our brains, and we'll get some tips on how to survive in the age of information overload.

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Also on the show, we'll hear from the author of a children's book about an escaping Orangutan.

And we'll get a lesson in how to make latkes for Hannukah.

Broadcast live on Tuesday, December 23 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.