The Myth of Multitasking: 01. Multitasking
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The Myth of Multitasking: 01. Multitasking

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Updated May 27, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Learn that science shows the human brain isn’t capable of multitasking.
  • Explore the myth that is “multitasking.”
Course Description

Multitasking is not what we think it is. Science shows the human brain isn’t even capable of multitasking at all. After spending years trying to multitask, we have actually reduced our ability to focus. And we’ve decreased our productivity and increased our errors. Our brains just don’t work in that way. So, in this course, we’ll explore the myth that is “multitasking.” We will define the term, discuss the things that compete for our attention, and explain the difference between cognitive and noncognitive tasks. We’ll also explain how task shifting can lead to decreased attention spans, lower productivity, and increased stress levels.