Multitasking is bad for you

Studies show that multitaskers tend to retain distracting information in short-term memory, affecting their ability to focus.

Compared with those who rarely used more than one type of media at a time, heavy multitaskers had slower response times, most often because they were more easily distracted by irrelevant information, and because they retained that useless information in their short-term memory.

They’re also not sure if it’s reversible.

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