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Modern Minds: More than Multitasking

Focusing on more than one activity at a time can improve your ability to do so, while also boosting brain function.<p>Humans get more amazing by the …

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Multitasking Doesn’t Work

[<b>NOTE:</b> This post was updated May 2013]Multitasking is a word that gets thrown around a lot these days. But it’s important to understand what it is …

Students Think They Can Multitask. Here's Proof They Can't

In an experiment involving 62 undergraduate students taking a principles of accounting course, half of the cohort was allowed to text during a …

Education

Police officer held in social media probe

<b>A serving police officer has been arrested by Police Ombudsman investigators.</b><p>The officer was arrested in relation to the alleged misuse of social media such as twitter.<p>The Police Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire initiated the investigation after receiving allegations about an officer.<p>This arrest is not …

Social Media