The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory

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"[The Overflowing Brain] is a highly sane look at the increasingly insane demands of the information age."--Publishers Weekly"Klingberg does his best to keep the material accessible, with lots of anecdotes..."--Washington PostNamed Most Important Book of 2008 by SharpBrains.com!..".[The Overflowing Brain] has a scholarly tone, but Klingberg provides a good balance between the science and the practical...An interesting book..."--Sacramento Book Review"Klingberg writes in an engaging, conversational style....He...does a straightforward job of explaining the background science without being overly simplistic....The description of his initial pilot studies, his larger validation experiments, and his extension to neuroimaging studies makes for an interesting narrative..."--New England Journal of Medicine..".an elegant scientific book of the most accessible type...."--Neuron"There are several reasons I think so highly of this book... Klingberg brilliantly and (yes) patiently explains for non-scholars such as I (a) how and why our brains overflow with an increasingly greater number of 'messages' from an increasingly greater number of information sources (e.g. other persons, electronic and print media, The Web, telephones, billboard), (b) how and why at least some of it is retained by working and long-term memory capabilities, and (c) what we must do to achieve and then maintain a balance of working load with working memory capacity..."--Dallas BusinessCommentary Examiner"Klingberg presents a lively and well-informed survey of a number of topics dealing broadly with attention, working memory, intelligence, and neuroscience....Klingberg writes beautifully, and he is strikingly knowledgeable about a variety of topics in cognition and neuroscience. By the end of the book, Klingberg has made an important and persuasive case for the importance of the systematic training of working memory."--As reviewed in PsycCRITIQUES"

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[ The Overflowing Brain] is a highly sane look at the increasingly insane demands of the information age. ( Publishers Weekly)

Klingberg does his best to keep the material accessible, with lots of anecdotes... ( Washington Post)

...[ The Overflowing Brain] has a scholarly tone, but Klingberg provides a good balance between the science and the practical...An interesting book... ( Sacramento Book Review)

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