Doing many things at once isn’t just distracting–it actually takes points off of your IQ, scientists say.
Multitasking may be ubiquitous in today’s plugged in, multi-device world, but you’ve probably already heard not everyone thinks just because you can do multiple things at once you that you should.
Doctors at Harvard, we’ve reported, declared war on the practice when a resident nearly killed a patient when a text message distracted her from updating a prescription. Authors Maggie Jackson and Nicholas Carr have both written books and blog posts about the bad things computer-assisted distraction is doing to our brains. [read]