As you probably have noticed, it is never easy to do several things at the same time. The best explanation is that human attentional ability is limited. So doing two tasks or more at the same time necessarily lower the amount of attention one can devote to each individual tasks. This leads to slow processing and errors. Since as we age it becomes increasingly difficult to focus attention on a task, it also becomes more difficult to multitask. Brain training has been shown to improve many abilities: Does it work for multitasking too? Continue reading
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