What I’m listening to right now: When The World Was Round, Ian Hunter. The lyric that grabs me every time is “there’s too much information but not enough to go on”.
Too much stimulus. What do we do with all this cheap, ever-flowing stimulus? How many people do you hang out with who don’t look at their phone while you’re together? Is all this stimulus affecting our brains somehow?
Often, our visual cortexes are getting so much stimulus that coming off of it may manifest withdrawal symptoms like a drug addict detoxing.
Hopefully, we can learn ways to maximize the time between a stimulus and our response to it. As a side note, some neuroscientists have seen a response in our brains to a stimulus–before the stimulus is presented. Spooky, and a story for another day.
In a half-hearted effort to segue here into the law, this highly technical article should serve as a break from your day of high stimulus. Actually, I get really excited over technicalities like today’s real-life case of Donofrio v. State, 292 So. 3d 510 (Fla. 2d DCA 2020). Continue Reading