Can we learn to multitask? Some adolescents adept at media multitasking, study says

14 Okt

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Well, the study doesn’t say we multitask, but it does say that some adolescents become so good in task-switching (sounds less sexy than multitasking, but it is more correct) that – and this is the important part – their performances aren’t hindered. Contrary to common scientific belief that multitasking leads to poor performance,two  researchers found that maybe the opposite is true for adolescents who spend a lot of time switching between media devices and tasks.

I really, really would love reading this research, as it is contrary to most of the rest of the studies on the topic, but it’s not published in a peer reviewed journal yet. Actually, it was presented by two high school students on Saturday, Oct. 11 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition. And… the research does say that for the majority multitasking does hurt the performance.

From the press release:

“Maybe practice…

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