Posts Tagged: ‘multitasking’

Is multitasking a female super power, a teachable skill or pure myth?

In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I consider our multitasking world, our uni-tasking minds and the rare “super taskers” capable of doing it all.

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Joke all you want, but the Interrupting Cow takes a real toll on your brain and your work life. So in this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I examine just how interruptions and distractions impact our cognitive functions. What can we do to combat the interpreting cows in our life?

Find out in this episode.

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I know, it’s TechStuff, so I should be telling you to pick up the electronics, right? According to a study at the University of California, San Francisco quoted by Matt Richtel of The New York Times, rats engaged with new experiences go through periods of intense brain activity. But the rats don’t actually process what they’ve experienced and learn from that experience until they stop and have the chance to think about it. Richtel said the researchers believe the same may be true for people as well.

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Do you multitask?

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A Reuters article I read yesterday said that more people in America use the Internet while watching TV than ever before. That shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Otherwise, why would there be a market for Web-enabled TVs? Nielsen, the source Reuters used for the article, said that 60 percent are using the Web and watching TV simultaneously at least once a month.

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