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What are you actually accomplishing when you’re doing five things at once?? Maybe not as much as you think.? Scientists have found that “self-described multitaskers performed much worse on cognitive and memory tasks that involved distraction than did people who said they preferred to focus on single tasks.”? Their research, along with other research on memory and learning, is profiled in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The researchers profiled believe that the best learning comes from single-minded attention: one professor even forbids his students from taking notes in class. (HT: Marginal Revolution) [%comments]