How well can we really multi-task?

Vanderbilt researchers have discovered a neural bottleneck that prevents people from truly multi-tasking. Sure we may drive and talk on our cell phones, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing both tasks as well as we can do one at a time. Vanderbilt neuroscientists Paul E. Dux and René Marois have used functional MRI scans to determine the part of the brain that creates the neural bottleneck. Get the whole story at VUCast.


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