Multitasking is eating our brains


  • Did a significantly worse job filtering out the irrelevant information.
  • Took longer than non-multitaskers to switch among tasks.
  • Less efficient at juggling problems.
  • Tended to search for new information rather than accept a reward for putting older, more valuable information to work.
  • Process visual and auditory input less efficiently.
  • Become reliant on more a more simplistic, and often inferior, thought process, and can thus fall prey to perceptual decoys.

Maybe multitasking gives the illusion of productivity without achieving higher volume...