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information overload

noun, Psychology
1.
an excess of incoming information, as might confront a pedestrian on a crowded city street, that forces one to be selective in the information received and retained.
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an overwhelming feeling upon the receipt or collection of an indigestible or incomprehensible amount of information, the feeling of being faced with an amount of data that one has no hope of completely processing

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