Gary Marcus is a professor of psychology at New York University, where he studies developmental cognitive neuroscience. In his latest book, Kluge: The Haphazard Construction of the Human Mind, he writes about the clumsy way in which our brains evolved. CJR’s Russ Juskalian recently talked with Marcus about the brain, and what information overload might mean for cognitive development.

 

Edited by Betwa Sharma

This article is part of the online supplement to the November/December print issue of the Columbia Journalism Review. To read that issue’s cover story, entitled “Overload!: Journalism’s battle for relevance in an age of too much information”, click here.

 

Russ Juskalian is a contributor to The Observatory and a freelance writer.