Why Multitasking Is Bad for You

Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., and Cynthia Kubu, Ph.D., explain why multitasking doesn't work, at TIME.com

In a column for TIME, Andre Machado, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute, and neuropsychologist Cynthia Kubu, Ph.D., explain that multitasking is impossible for nearly all people, in nearly all situations. The neuroscience is clear: We are wired to be mono-taskers. One study found that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. And when the rest of us attempt to do two complex activities simultaneously, it is simply an illusion.
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