July 23, 2005

True Multitasking ...

... may not be possible. The World of Psychology blog reports on a recent article from the Journal of Neuroscience suggesting "... that the brain can’t simultaneously give full attention to both the visual task of driving and the auditory task of listening." Which is why you shouldn't talk on the phone while driving, even with a hands-free device.

The study was done by a psychologist at Johns Hopkins University, and you can read more details in their press release.

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