Thursday, July 18, 2013
Brain and Multi-Tasking
The brain typically functions best when it is focusing its attention on one thing at a time rather than trying to multitask. It can take up to seven seconds for the brain to switch its full attention completely from one task to another. This may be one reason that in this age of technology the reported number of pedestrian fatalities has risen by 4.2% and injuries by 19%. Crossing a street while texting, tweeting, or even talking on the phone may be dangerous to life and limb. There’s usually a downside to most things in life. Accidents, injuries, and deaths may be a key downside to technology--because of the impact of multitasking on the human brain. People often think: That won't happen to me. Be wise when using technology. Protect your brain and body from injury.