Other parts of the brain can help with simplified information.

Since the prefrontal cortex is constrained, these can be used to let it focus on just what it needs to. Visual representations are dense with information, personifications use an optimized region for problem solving, and long-term memory reduces the number of things necessary to consider.rR1

  1. David Rock, Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long, 1st ed (New York: Harper Business, 2009). (See notes.)