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I’m beginning to prepare and short lesson on dangers of multitasking, and thought I’d bring together some of the resources I’ll be using for it. Additional suggestions are welcome:

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Don’t Multitask: Your Brain Will Thank You is from TIME.

Why Humans Are Bad at Multitasking is from Live Science.

12 reasons to stop multitasking now is from Fox News.

The Multitasking Mind is from BrainFacts.org.

Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work is from Forbes.

How Does Multitasking Change the Way Kids Learn? is from Mind/Shift.

Here’s a video from Daniel Willingham:

What people know about the cost of multitasking is also by Dan Willingham.

Data shows kids shouldn’t multitask is by Dan Willingham, too.

Here’s an interactive on multitasking from Scientific American.

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This is What Heavy Multitasking Could Be Doing To Your Brain is from Psy Blog.

Study Suggests Multi-Tasking Is Not So Bad — I’m Skeptical

The World Economic Forum has created short English and Spanish language videos on multitasking. They’ve disabled embedding for the English version. You can see the English version here.

Here’s the Spanish version:


New Study Contradicts Past Ones – Music Does Not Appear To Hurt Studying

The Real (and Imaginary) Benefits of Multitasking is from The University of Pennsylvania.

The High Price of Multitasking is by Daniel Willingham.


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Your attention span is shrinking, studies say. Here’s how to stay focused is from CNN.