Hamper your brain from multi tasking

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Hamper your brain from multi tasking

Posted: 03/31/2015 12:17 PM IST
Hamper your brain from multi tasking

Multi-tasking will hamper your performance and may even damage your brain, claim researchers from Stanford University. The team compared groups of multitaskers based on their tendency to multi-task. They found that heavy multitaskers were actually worse at multitasking than those who like to do a single thing at a time. The frequent multitaskers performed worse as they had more trouble organising their thoughts and filtering out irrelevant information. They even take time to switch from one task to another. The authors stated that "Multi-tasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time”. The team also showed that it lowers IQ of a multitasker.

It is also supported by another study from University of London. The researchers found that the multitaskers who participated have experienced declining of IQ score. The IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an eight-year-old child.

Experts suggest restricting multi-tasking as it damages your brain performance.

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