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Multitasking 20-somethings

The best at switching back and forth between tasks seem to be 20-somethings, based on research at Illinois. People ages 7 to 82 were asked to switch between two memory tasks in some simple numeric experiments. Both ends of the age spectrum did poorly, with young kids faring worst, says Art Kramer, Beckman researcher and U. of I. professor of psychology.

Published on Nov. 6, 2006

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