Multitasking during the lifespan |BiomedgridJournal: American Journal of Biomedical Science & Research (Vol.15, No. 6)
Publication Date: 2022-03-17
Authors : Anthony Davies;
Page : 687-688
Keywords : Multitasking; Cognitive load; Task switching; Distractibility; Executive functioning;
A phenonmenon observed in this information age is multitasking. Technology has made it possible for more people to do more tasks at seemingly the same time. Gender and age stereotypes exist that make it a given that women or young people multitask more than their counterparts. A literature review did not find convincing evidence that multitasking is real or a myth. Instead of multitasking, perhaps people are task switching at faster rates than others. The ability of persons who self-report as multitaskers are not reproducible in laboratory settings - confirming that task switching may be a proxy for multitasking.
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