Multitasking adversely affects learning system

Multitasking affects the brain's learning systems, and as a result, we don't learn as well when we're distracted, UCLA psychologists report this week in the online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
"Multitasking adversely affects how you learn," said Russell Poldrack, UCLA associate professor of psychology and co-author of the study. "Even if you learn while multitasking, that learning is less flexible and more specialized, so you cannot retrieve the inf...

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