Tons of research suggests that multitasking leads to people functioning less effectively on a number of levels (see The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking).
A new study suggests that this might not be the case:
I believe that high school students are capable of great work, but I’ve also got to point out that this study — though it might have met rigorous scientific methods — was, nevertheless, done by two high school students. At this point, I have more confidence in all the prior research that has shown multitasking to be damaging.
However, it is an intriguing study and, perhaps, I should keep an open mind.
What do you think?