The wealth of media in modern life means the average person is bombarded with enough information every day to overload a laptop computer, a study has found.
Murray Wardrop, telegraph
Through email, the internet, television and other media, people are deluged with around 100,500 words a day – equivalent to 23 words per second, researchers claim.
Scientists from the University of San Diego, California, who conducted the research, believe that the information overload may be having a detrimental effect on our brains.
They claim that the strain of processing so much data means we are becoming disconnected from other people and developing shorter attention spans.
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