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Distractions Lower Our IQ [Excerpt] - Scientific American

Distractions Lower Our IQ [Excerpt] - Scientific American | Being More Attentive | Scoop.it
Distractions Lower Our IQs [Excerpt]. A preoccupation with scarcity diminishes IQ and self-control. Simple measures can help us counteract this cognitive tax. By Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir.
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This link only takes you a brief excerpt, but I recommend you read the entire study if you have an account with Scientific American. It also talks about why getting rid of distractions and being focused is important, but with more definitive measures (IQ and self-control).

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The Impact Of Multitasking: A Challenge

Do this 5 minute challenge and determine for yourself if multitasking impacts your time management.
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Super quick and easy exercise that allows you to see for yourself how inefficient multitasking can be! I highly encourage everyone to try it out. It only takes about 5 minutes and really validates Cliff Nass's work.

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Data point: Digital distractions help drive Millennials to mindfulness ...

Data point: Digital distractions help drive Millennials to mindfulness ... | Being More Attentive | Scoop.it
Our research found that it's the ADD-afflicted Millennials who are the most distracted, thanks in large part to social technology. More than 6 in 10 admit to getting easily distracted because of mobile phones, texting, social ...
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A quick blog post that validates why attention is an important topic of discussion and area of study - younger individuals are actively seeking ways to be more mindful and pay better attention.

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Clifford Nass: Multi-Tasking is Bad for Your Brain

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A great brief interview clip featuring the late Cliff Nass that clearly breaks down what the problems with multitasking are.

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