Friday, September 22, 2006

Mulitasking is bad for you

Via Stuart Buck.He quotes from this article.

There's some impressive new scientific research on your side when you tell your kids they can't possibly do their homework with the TV blaring, instant messenger crawling or MP3 player pumping. ....
... A recent study shows that the ruckus of such multi-tasking may make them learn less, and to use the wrong parts of their brains to store information.

I think it's fair to say that it applies to me too. Blogging, googling, emailing, talking on my cellphone and trying to get some work done while following the cricket score on TV is bound to drive me insane eventually.

The study referred to is here.

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