While conventional wisdom teaches us that multitasking makes us more efficient, research suggests that we’re incapable of efficiently managing more than two tasks at a time. If you have a moment, take a break from what you’re doing to look at this infographic on how multitasking induced stress impacts our brains. Here are some of the findings in brief: Our daily consumption of media has more than doubled in the last 50 years from 5 hours to 12 hours. The average computer user checks 40 websites a day, switching between programs 36 times an hour. 61% of adults admit to being addicted to the internet. Excessive internet use may lead to the atrophy of grey matter and impact memory, goal-setting, and decision making.
Infographic: Harmful Effects of Multitasking and Digital Stress
Published by Houke de Kwant on June 30, 2012 in Infographic