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Multi tasking will slow you down by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
April 12, 2007, 6:39 pm
Filed under: If you only have 15 mins, Time management

Multi-taskers beware! That’s the take home from a New York Times article that summarises a range of research on brain effectiveness while trying to do more than one thing. The bottom line?

Multitasking is going to slow you down, increasing the chances of mistakes,” said David E. Meyer, a cognitive scientist and director of the Brain, Cognition and Action Laboratory at the University of Michigan. “Disruptions and interruptions are a bad deal from the standpoint of our ability to process information.

Read the whole article here.


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