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cognitive load

Dec 1, 2015

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Jon Yablonski

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What causes cognitive load

To understand how to reduce cognitive load, we must first understand what causes it. Generally speaking, the causes of cognitive load can be traced back to three main factors:

  1. Too many choices,
  2. Too much thought required
  3. Lack of clarity.

Each of these factors will require processing and takes up mental resources that doesn’t actually help users understand the content.