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Multitasking: Not so bad for you after all?

Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news, according to a new study. Those who frequently use different types of media at the same time appear to be better at integrating information from multiple senses -- vision and hearing in this instance -- when asked to perform a specific task, new research shows.
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Study shows why some types of multitasking are more dangerous than others

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

COLUMBUS, Ohio - In a new study that has implications for distracted drivers, researchers found that people are better at juggling some types of multitasking than they are at others. Trying to do two visual tasks at once hurt perfor... Read Post

Driving study shows frequent multitaskers are bad at it

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 23, 2013 – Most people believe they can multitask effectively, but a University of Utah study indicates that people who multitask the most – including talking on a cell phone while driving – are least capable of... Read Post

Study Uncovers A Possible Positive Effect Of Using Multiple Forms Of Media At The Same Time

Health : Medical News Today (2 years ago)

Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news, according to a new study by Kelvin Lui and Alan Wong from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their work shows that those who frequently use different type... Read Post


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