THE DISTRACTED MIND
Attention, Distraction and the Myth of Multi-tasking
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Good at multitasking? Probably not as good as you think, warns renowned neuroscientist Adam Gazzaley, who describes classic experiments that explore this issue and explains the results using easy-to-interpret graphs.
His illustrated lecture investigates types of distractions, the role of the prefrontal cortex in cognitive control, and how media multitasking affects attention in children (in whom the prefrontal cortex is not fully developed). The program concludes with recommendations for handling distraction.
10 and up