The Brain is Not Effective At Multitasking

According to some, the more you do things at the same time, the greater your success! Even companies look for this capability during recruitment interviews. But in reality, our brains can not cope with several things simultaneously. Multitasking is simply impossible. It's more a question of quickly switch from one task to another. Our brain is most effective when we can completely dedicate ourselves to a task. Do several things at the same time is less effective as quickly perform one after the other. As such, one can attend to several parallel activities such as reading a newspaper while enjoying breakfast. But this only works if the brain places eating on autopilot so we can concentrate on our reading. As soon as you try to concentrate on two things at once, the brain starts to determine which task should take priority. This is also why at the...