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You Can Only Multitask In One Way

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For years, we've known that humans can't multitask. We can serial task by switching our attention back and forth between tasks quickly, but it makes us less efficient. However, a new study shows that there is actually one way that the human brain can multitask. Join Trace as he breaks down how this new finding sheds light on our extremely limited ability to multitask. Read More: Foveal Analysis and Peripheral Selection During Active Visual Sampling "Picking up visual information from our environment in a timely manner is the starting point of adaptive visual-motor behavior." Our Brains Can Multitask For Visual Searches "Many studies suggest that pushing your brain to multitask- writing emails for instance, while watching the day's latest news and eating breakfast- leads to poorer performance and lower productivity." Watch More: Amazing Animal Vision TestTube Wild Card How the Blind Use Light ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Anthony Carboni on Twitter Laci Green on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News

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