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The Nuance

The Neuroscience of News Overload

Information overload from news consumption is linked to both psychological disturbances and groupthink

Photo: Kev Costello / Unsplash

Two hundred years ago — yesterday, in evolutionary terms — most people went days or even weeks without encountering news that did not involve their local community.

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.