Multi-tasking: how to survive in the 21st century

We live in a world where multi-tasking is fundamental to our daily lives but now research is showing its impact and how humans can leverage and balance their multi-tasking strategies to be more effective. This article dives into the cognitive cost of multi-tasking while also claiming that some multi-tasking is actually good for us - optimizing our creativity through “low latent inhibition”. Latent inhibition is the filter that all mammals have that allows them to tune out apparently irrelevant stimuli. The article closes with 6 strategies to help optimize the multi-tasking world around us.


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