Famed cognitive neuroscientist Professor Daniel Levitin attracted a sell-out crowd during his visits to Cambridge and London last month.
We take in five times more information per day than we did in 1986
Professor Levitin began the talk by highlighting the remarkable amount of information to which we are exposed. On average, we take in five times more information per day than we did in 1986, amounting to reading 174 broadsheet newspapers cover to cover. Dan is in no doubt that we are in an era of information overload, exposed to more information than our brains can process.