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The Cost of Multitasking

Posted by medliorator on August 21, 2008

research reports, both recently published and not yet published, provide evidence of the limits of multitasking.

experts have some basic advice. Check e-mail messages once an hour, at most. Listening to soothing background music while studying may improve concentration. But other distractions — most songs with lyrics, instant messaging, television shows — hamper performance.

Slow Down, Brave Multitasker, and Don’t Read This in Traffic [NYT]

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