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Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity
January 9, 2015

Fact Friday: Multitasking Decreases Productivity

“A Realization study shows multitasking can result in a productivity loss of up to 40 percent. In the absence of multitasking, there was a 59.8 percent average increase in the number of projects completed and a 35.5 percent reduction in the time it took to complete a project.

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‘There’s No Such Thing As Multitasking’ | Forbes.com | 1.7.2015

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Fact Friday: Multitasking Lowers Your IQ

“Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ. A study at the University of London found that participants who multitasked during cognitive tasks experienced IQ score declines that were similar to what they’d expect if they had smoked marijuana or stayed up all night. IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.”
 

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Multitasking Damages Your Brain And Career, New Studies Suggest | Forbes.com | 10.8.2014

 

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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking
January 15, 2010

Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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The Awful Truth Behind Multitasking | Avery.com | 2009

 
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