A study compared students' performance in schools that had banned mobiles and schools that hadn't. They found students who weren't allowed to use mobile phones in class had higher test scores.
Basically, don’t do this.
You're not as good as blocking out distractions as you think you are.
Science doesn’t appear to support the modern myth that women are super-human multitaskers.
The myth that women are superior multitaskers has just been busted. So, let's divide work in and out of the home so women aren't left running themselves ragged.
Too much going on.
'Heavy' media multitaskers performed worse on attention and memory tests – and some even had structural brain differences.
Distractions at work can take up more time than you think, but doodling may just help you get through that lecture or meeting.
Multitasking may not be what you think it is and it might not even help you be more productive if you choose to do the wrong things at the same time.
Drinking coffee at work has a range of benefits.
Workplace productivity is about more than fancy gadgets. It's about taking care of your body and mind, even away from work.
Is there equality in parenting?
The recent women's marches were a reminder that equality in parenting has a long way to go.
The hormone oestrogen may play a role in a woman’s ability to perform two tasks at the same time.
In men and older women, a complicated thinking test appeared to overwhelm the part of the brain also responsible for moving one of their arms. They could only do one or the other.
Should laptops be used during class?
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Laptops in class are distracting – even for the most motivated students.
Many hands, light work.
It's all down to what's called your working memory.
Despite the obvious limitations, we still keep trying to do many things at the same time.
Research regularly shows when people try to do two things at once, they tend to do both tasks more poorly than if they'd only attempted one at a time.
Small device, but very demanding.
As summer vacations approach, it's worth recalling the value of disconnecting and perils of multitasking in our digitally distracted lifestyles.
Too much going on in there.
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Computers and smartphones make us stressed and ill. It's about time we rethought how we should be using them.
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