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The True Cost Of Multi-Tasking

Does this describe you? While you are on a teleconference call you are writing up your quarterly report, checking your email, and texting your friend …

Time Management

The Habit Hurting Your Job Performance

And 5 ways to break it—for good<p>Juggling fifty different projects at once might make you feel like Superwoman—but don’t get a hero complex just yet.<p>According to a recent study from researchers at the University of Utah, people who multitask are actually less productive than people who focus on one …

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 …

If Multitasking Is Impossible, Why Are Some People So Good at It?

<i>"Multitasking means screwing up several things at once," somebody once said, wrongly. In fact, we don't do many things at once, ever. We do many things in quick succession. And some of us are very good at it.</i><p>Nagy-Bagoly Arpad/Shutterstock<p>Everybody multitasks. We have conversations while driving. We …

Multitasking Makes People Feel Better, Even Though It's Not Efficient: Study

Multitasking is pervasive in our society, despite the fact that it often leads to sub-par quality of work and added stress. So why do we do it, even when research -- and personal experience -- shows it doesn't really work?<p>A small new study in the <i>Journal of Communication</i> suggests it's because …

How the brain controls a 'mind machine'

Previous work on "mind machines"A thought powered remote control helicopter has been developedThoughts have been used to steer a motorised wheelchairA range of reliable brain signals have been put to use in the world's first "brain orchestra"Even technology firms see potential in the idea; Samsung …

Neurophilosophy