Thursday, January 24, 2013
Your Brain @ Work: Post #2--Problems
Problems and Decisions: The brain has real limits that would surprise most of us, so there’s an epidemic of mentally overwhelmed people. Ask anyone facing a busy meeting or travel schedule, a stack of daily emails, and a demanding young family. To help manage all this activity, the prefrontal cortex (PFC) serves as the brain’s executive center where conscious thought and decision making takes place. But the PFC itself gets overwhelmed with too much information flooding it too fast.