Sensory overload, sometimes known as sensory fatigue, is a condition that arises when the brain receives more information than it is capable of processing.
This does not pertain to data absorbed by learning. Reading or listening to a lecture about quantum physics and struggling to understand the topic, for example, will not lead to sensory overload.
Instead, this condition arises from the five senses – sound, touch, taste, sight and smell – growing overburdened. Usually, this is a result of attempting to process too many sensations at the same time. The brain cannot decide what it should be focusing on and descends into freefall.
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