Unformatted text preview: "Multitasking or Multi-Distracting?" Watch the Video Multitasking or Multi-distracting?. YouTube. YouTube, LLC, 2010. Web. 8 Nov 2011. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yuJp4VLkCQ>. Summary: This video was about the biological reasons why multi-tasking through the Internet is not effective and not beneficial. It discusses what a “mental brownout.” It discusses how doing to tasks that are not of the same cognitive process it is easy to multi-task, for example humming and walking. However, if one is doing two different tasks that are using the same cognitive processes like thinking about two things at once. It goes into the scientific reasons for this like how doing one task alone the brain has more voxels than doing two at once. Basically, multitasking causes humans to lose brainpower, and sabotage their deep learning ability. When multitasking one is only using the striatum part of the brain causing surface learning ability, which is just memorizing...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course ENG 201 taught by Professor Recny during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.
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