Sunday, May 6, 2007

Research: Multitasking and the time of day

There is some interesting research being reported on EurekAlert coming out of the University of Tuebingen regarding multitasking:
Multitasking seems to come easier for some and is virtually impossible for others, however new research shows that it is difficult for all in the late night and early morning.

We all talk about our "windows" of productivity during the day. For me, I know I can write more easily early in the day and later at night. Trying to write in the middle of the day is always a miserable experience.

Could it be that those times of day when we "think" we are creative, sharper, and more focused are in fact just the time of day when we are multitasking impaired?

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