One of the things people who get a lot done tend to boast about is how well they multitask. According to this article, they have it all wrong.
Don’t believe the multitasking hype, scientists say. New research shows that we humans aren’t as good as we think we are at doing several things at once. But it also highlights a human skill that gave us an evolutionary edge.
As technology allows people to do more tasks at the same time, the myth that we can multitask has never been stronger.
Original article posted on NPR October 2008 and written by Jon Hamilton.