Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Need larger brain cache for extra connections

It has been my presumption that multitaskers are generally more productive than people who prefer to do one thing at a time.

According to a new study released by a group of Stanford University researchers Tuesday, people who regularly deal with several streams of electronic information simultaneously do not pay attention, control their memory, or switch from one job to another any better than those who prefer to complete one task at a time. Actually, they fare worse.

Multitasking is a brain killer for me. When I write I set my phone in airplane mode and turn off wireless on my PC. But the connectivity habit is tough to break. I must admit that I can't stay unplugged for more than two hours. Yet.

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