I’m enjoying the sweet feeling of vindication: new research shows that multitaskers are worse at everything. They can’t focus as well (even when they want to), they can’t think as well, they get less done, … not only that, they’re worse at multitasking than the non-multitaskers.They do think that they’re better at multitasking and at getting things done, though, so we can add suffering from delusion to their list of woes.

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  1. Mother of the bride says:

    …found this info very interesting, and it confirmed some of my thoughts as well. I work in a multitasking environment and am not as productive as I was before our office had email and internet at our fingertips. I had attributed my reduced productivity to age…perhaps that is not the case. There are multiple screens to search through at warp speed before completing a transaction or simply to sign up for a training session, multiple phone functions to use when trying to find a number, making a conference call, redirecting calls…ad nauseum – and all the while email notices plus meeting screens continually pop up.

    Only when I was forced to withdraw from multitasking while visiting your house did I enjoy the rewards of almost single-focused activity and read book after book to my heart’s content.

    I wonder how the brains of upcoming generations will be rewired to cope with the technology world?

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