Cognitive load = eating more cake

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Jonah Lehrer spotted an interesting report in the Wall St Journal. It suggests that our impulse control is reduced when our brains are overloaded – and they get overloaded easily. Being given a 7 digit number to remember (as opposed to a control group given 2 digits) made students twice as likely to succumb to the temptation of chocolate cake.

Makes you wonder about the unfortunate side effects of long, boring meetings.

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