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Neil deGrasse Tyson Takes a Scientific Approach to Cognitive Overload
Where do we draw the line between multitasking and drowning our minds with stimuli? And when we’ve crossed that line, how do we cope?
More than just burnout, cognitive overload is the mental exhaustion we feel when we’re overwhelmed by too much information.
Astrophysicist, author, and all-around science ambassador Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D., takes on the topic of cognitive overload and how it’s affecting our working & personal lives in an upcoming webinar. – because it’s easy to blame too much technology.
But these modern advancements can give us a solution, too!
As we look to science for ways to cope with this experience, Tyson shares insights drawn from his expertise and diverse background, as well as NASA research on not just the causes of cognitive overload but unique methods of managing it.
You won’t want to miss out on his thoughtful commentary coming to you on December 12th.
- Understanding Cognitive Overload: Learn to distinguish between multitasking and cognitive overload and discover the mental exhaustion that arises from information overload.
- Expert Insights: Hear from Neil deGrasse Tyson about his personal observations and expertise on the causes and management of cognitive overload.
- Overcoming Information Overload: Explore techniques to manage multiple tasks and diffuse cognitive overload in your work and personal life.
- Tech’s Dual Role: Understand how modern technology, when used wisely, can both contribute to and alleviate cognitive overload.
- Open Communication: Foster open lines of communication with your workforce, enabling them to seek assistance before overload becomes a critical issue.
- Self-Identification and Coping Strategies: Empower employees to identify cognitive overload in themselves and others and provide strategies to cope effectively when it occurs.
- Well-Being Resources: Ensure that employees have access to well-being resources that can support them during times of overload, promoting a healthier and more productive work environment.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Ph.D.,Astrophysicist, author and all-around science ambassador
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born in New York City the same week NASA was founded in 1958. His primary education took place in New York City public schools until he graduated from The Bronx High School of Science.
Tyson holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Harvard, a doctorate in astrophysics from Columbia, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Princeton. He is presently the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship. Tyson is also a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
Tyson’s career as a scientific ambassador includes hosting PBS’s “NOVA ScienceNOW” and serving as both executive science editor and on-camera host for the Emmy-winning series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.” He is the recipient of 21 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a nongovernment citizen. Tyson is also the author of 19 books, including his most recent, To Infinity and Beyond: A Journey of Cosmic Discovery.
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