Multi-tasking is cognitively exhausting, doesn't improve performance!

October 19, 2014

 

A leading media studies professor has banned the use of electronics in class.

"Multi-tasking is cognitively exhausting; ... Even when multi-tasking doesn’t significantly degrade immediate performance, it can have negative long-term effects on “declarative memory”, the kind of focused recall that lets people characterize and use what they learned from earlier studying".  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/09/25/why-a-leading-professor-of-new-media-just-banned-technology-use-in-class/

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