In today's hectic world, many people think they take multi-task-managing in stride.
They tend to think they are doing pretty good job of it.
But new study find many people are more distracted by multi-task-managing than they realize while trying to pay attention to more than one task at a time.
Researchers at Boston collage in Massachusetts did their experiment to check how often do people get distracted by multi-task-managing.
The researchers invited 40 people who said they are good at multitasking.
The researchers gave the examinee a laptop computer and television set with a remote control and gave them a mindless computer job.
The examinee were told they could do whatever they wanted for a half hour except talk on their cell phones.
Before the experiment started, the researchers asked the examinee how many times would their attention be paid to the TV.
They prospected only 15 times in the half hour.
But at the result, the average was around 120 times in 30 minutes!
That's terrible isn't that.
Multitasking is depriving more concentration than you think.
In addition to this fact, the study lead author Adam Brasel says there are one more harm thing.
That is what he calls "switching costs."
Switching costs means every time you switch back and forth from one task to the other, you have to change what you think to do the other thing.
You essentially use up a lot of your cognitive resources in that switching process.
The switching itself deprive you many amount of time, many amount of productivity and your ability to pay attention to.