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The problem with multitasking experiments

Tyler Cowen on the problem with multitasking experiments:

To sound intentionally petulant, the only multitasking that works for me is mine, mine, mine! Until I see a study showing that self-chosen multi-tasking programs lower performance, I don’t see that the needle has budged.

1 Comment

  1. I’ve come to believe that most of the defenders of multitasking are being effected by http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-Kruger_effect

    There is a lot of specific evidence showing how specific types of activities degrade when trying to do them at the same time.

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