Is Multitasking Bad for the Brain?

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    1. Hi Mary! You are most welcome! Many thanks for dropping by and for the kind comments! Actually, I know of a few folks who usually get to microblog their meetings as a way to capture minutes and action items. In a way, I’m planning to do the same thing, but at the same time capturing whatever other clippings is probably going to be rather beneficial as well and not just about for me, but for the organisation itself.

      Also, one other interesting thing that this capturing of insights would do to help me avoid multitasking would be to identify the good amount of meetings that I’m probably involved and that I shouldn’t. That way, I can really start cutting down on those I don’t need and focus on whatever else.

      Less multitasking eventually overall! Can’t wait! 🙂

      Thanks again for the feedback!

  1. Hey Luis,

    Great Article. For further research check out John Medina and his website Brain Rules. He was the harvard breakthrough thinker in 2008 if memory serves me correctly.

    I am not a nuerologist but based on his videos that are available I would actually say that we task switch, not mutlitask and eventually that is why we fail.

    Loved this post.

    Rob

  2. Sorry, I could not see everything that was displayed on my netbook so could not see the entire post!!

    Brain rules.net is his site and he has 12 videos in all.

    Cheers,

    Rob

  3. Hey there Luis, great article. One thing that you don’t have to worry about as much but is a major help is to turn off automatic email alerts. That “you have email” pop-up is the worst thing for getting things done. Email can wait until you have a break in your attention. That’s why people email: if they needed your attention right now, they would call or IM. For the love of all that’s good, turn it off! (Ok, I’m being slightly dramatic, but you get the idea)

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