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You Can Only Multitask In One Way

2014-01-20 2,832 76 138,766 YouTube

For years, we've known that humans can't multitask. We can serial task by switching our attention back and forth between tasks quickly, but it makes us less efficient. However, a new study shows that there is actually one way that the human brain can multitask. Join Trace as he breaks down how this new finding sheds light on our extremely limited ability to multitask. Read More: Foveal Analysis and Peripheral Selection During Active Visual Sampling http://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/E291.abstract "Picking up visual information from our environment in a timely manner is the starting point of adaptive visual-motor behavior." Our Brains Can Multitask For Visual Searches http://www.futurity.org/peripheral-vision-multitasks-search/ "Many studies suggest that pushing your brain to multitask- writing emails for instance, while watching the day's latest news and eating breakfast- leads to poorer performance and lower productivity." Watch More: Amazing Animal Vision http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbZ9xJUyIWY TestTube Wild Card http://testtube.com/dnews/dnews-476-allergies?utm_campaign=DNWC&utm_medium=DNews&utm_source=YT How the Blind Use Light http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdYyhZLG3jo ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Anthony Carboni on Twitter http://twitter.com/acarboni Laci Green on Twitter http://twitter.com/gogreen18 Trace Dominguez on Twitter http://twitter.com/trace501 DNews on Facebook http://facebook.com/dnews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com