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The dangers of multitasking

We don't learn as effectively when multitasking. "The consensus is that you don't retain information as well, and it's harder to retrieve," says Arthur Kramer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the U. of I.'s Beckman Institute. Every time you switch tasks, the brain needs time to stop and then restart.

Published on March 5, 2007

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