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For teens, multitasking makes them feel better – and worse

November 4, 2019

Multitasking makes adolescents feel both more positively and more negatively about the main task they’re trying to accomplish,…
Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children, study finds

October 29, 2019

Drinking water not only keeps children hydrated, but also increases their ability to multitask, suggests a new study…
Does multitasking improve attention-shifting and task-switching?

October 27, 2019

Picture this: you’re scrolling through email when your phone buzzes. You pick it up and answer a couple…
New method could help assess a worker’s situational awareness while multitasking

August 30, 2019

Jugglers are skilled at keeping several objects in motion at the same time using a combination of tossing…
You’re not as good at multitasking as you think you are

July 24, 2019

You’re driving home from work when your phone rings. Your son wants to know if his girlfriend can…
The physics of multitasking

January 30, 2019

Many complex systems in biology can be conceptualized as networks. This perspective helps researchers understand how biological systems…
Are you stressed? Your eyes may provide a window into your mental workload

December 12, 2018

With nearly breakneck speed, the demands of work productivity in today’s society seem to have increased tenfold. Enter…
Humans are Incapable of Multitasking, yet Thinking Otherwise can Actually Boost Performance

November 15, 2018

A good deal of past studies have dispelled the myth of multitasking in humans by demonstrating that our…
The Myth of the Digital Native

July 27, 2017

The term “digital native” – popularised by education consultant Marc Prensky in his 2001 article Digital Natives, Digital…
The Brain Mechanism Behind Multitasking

June 26, 2017

Although “multitasking” is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently. Most…
People disregard security warnings on computers because they come at bad times

August 25, 2016

Software developers listen up: if you want people to pay attention to your security warnings on their computers…
Robots Get Creative To Cut Through Clutter

May 23, 2016

Clutter is a special challenge for robots, but new Carnegie Mellon University software is helping robots cope, whether…
When inhaling media erodes attention, exhaling provides focus

April 20, 2016

People who often mix their media consumption — texting while watching TV, or listening to music while reading…
Study reveals how brain multitasks

October 22, 2015

Findings help explain how the brain pays attention to what’s important and how neural circuits may be ‘broken’…
Researchers Help Identify Neural Basis of Multitasking

September 2, 2015

What makes someone better at switching between different tasks? Looking for the mechanisms behind cognitive flexibility, researchers at…
What ensures success of a group? GitHub case

July 14, 2014

What ensures success of a group? In order to answer this important question Michael Klug and James P.…
Study finds some people finish difficult tasks first

June 16, 2014

Image: Association for Psychological Science Putting off tasks until later, or procrastination, is a common phenomenon — but…
Walking doesn’t impair thinking and multitasking

May 12, 2014

Preparing the EEG cap. Image credit: Ferris LabANN ARBOR—When we’re strolling down memory lane, our brains recall just…
Our Brains Can Multitask For Visual Searches

January 21, 2014

Many studies suggest that pushing your brain to multitask — writing emails, for instance, while watching the day’s…
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