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Time Management from a Neuroscience Point of View

Time-management tips from someone who should know how to reduce your cognitive load: a neuroscientist.


There’s probably no one as continually aware of managing their cognitive load than a neuroscientist. Such a person knows that our neural capacity isn’t infinite, and is painfully cognizant that every one of those thousand tiny threads we can’t let go of as we go about our lives takes up precious bandwidth.

Neuroscientist/musician Daniel Levitin has a few tips for managing your time, with a bonus: The freeing up one’s neurons for more enjoyable, productive use. The common theme is the offloading of freight from your head and out into the physical world.

One wonders how just many index cards we need. 


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