Episode 189 | Communications Overload

This episode discusses the cognitive overload that can occur when there is too much verbal information to process.

 

Length: 31 minutes

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In reading casualty reports you will often see issues related to communications as a contributing factor. Miscommunications, lack of communications or too much radio traffic (to include overloaded radio channels) are often cited. It is the last of these issues I want to address. There is an inherent cognitive consequence from too much communications that can impact situational awareness. Essentially, you can stop listening… and it doesn’t happen on purpose.


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