New Ideas, Old Brain Quick Bit #7: So Much To Do, So Little Time

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By Nick Hobson. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
We are a goal driven species. So much so, my hunch is that even the earliest homo sapiens were juggling lists of hunter-gatherer type to-dos, multi-tasking their way through the African Savanah. And of course as we know now, modern humans are doing more things at the same time than ever before. So the question becomes, How do we navigate between multiple goals happening at once? How do we toggle on and off all the different decisions that need to be made, and what factors are important to consider when purusing one goal over another?

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