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Transcript of Multitasking

"When distractions force you to pay less attention to what you are doing, you don't learn as well as if you had paid full attention," mul·ti·task·ing

the performance of multiple tasks at one time •Silence your phone when studying but allow yourself to check messages and take a break. Choose a specific time for your break and stick to it. Find different methods of studying that work for you, such as discussing what you’ve learned bytalkingwith others, making flashcards,taking notes. Consider your learning style (visual,auditory, ortactile). Make time for eating frequently, sleeping and physical activity. Multitasking only makes studying take longer. http://www.notdoppler.com/multitask.php The fMRIs showed that when the participants learned without distraction, an area of the brain known as the hippocampus was involved. This part of the brain is critical to the processing and storing of information. But when they learned the task while multitasking, the hippocampus was not engaged. Instead, an area called the striatum was activated. The striatum is involved in learning new skills like riding a bicycle. Multitasking can lower your IQ 10 full points! "When distractions force you to pay less attention to what you are doing, you don't learn as well as if you had paid full attention." Depending on how often you switch between tasks. You can waste 40% plus of your productive time just in task switching! Why do people Multitask? What are the consequenses of multitasking? Learning Affected
TIme Wasted
MIT Study: brain goes "goes dark"
1. Hula hoop 2. Have someone accompany near a wall- stare at wall- and have a conversation about the weather. (DO NOT STOP CONVERSATION, CONTINUE BEYOND STEP 2) 3. Put headphone on one of your ears. 4. Look away from wall, look at words that JTA's are writting on the board, remember them, but do not write them down. 6. Answer the Text message you have just recieved from one of the JTA's. 7. Count the number of people wearing white, (continue all above steps.) 8. Stand on one leg. 9. Name 20 of the 30 words the JTA's wrote down. 10. Spin 360 degrees continously. 11. Recall the number of people wearing white 12. Write a note, to a differnt person that you are already talking to and different from the JTA you are texting. 13. If you are still going, WOW, maybe multitasking is for you. http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/MTY3NzgyMzkyOQ http://www.polleverywhere.com/multiple_choice_polls/LTEwOTczNDAzMzU
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