Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Research Update - The Multitasking Brain.

Hello there!
So you must be probably Studying (I assume and if not,you better be!)with your Cellphone besides you,
And you hear the Pinggg!!!
Aha.. GOTHAM needs you!! You shift your focus from the task of studying to the task of on your cellphone,and simultaneously thinking about how good you are at multitasking!
 Well don't pat your Backs yettt.
Although “multitasking” is a popular buzzword, research shows that only 2% of the population actually multitasks efficiently.
Most of us just shift back and forth between different tasks, a process that requires our brains to refocus time and time again — and reduces overall productivity by a whopping 40%.

 Told ya! No need to pat your backs,for decreasing your efficiency. So the next time your Read ,you only Read.

New Tel Aviv University research identifies a brain mechanism that enables more efficient multitasking. 

The key to this is “reactivating the learned memory,” a process that allows a person to more efficiently learn or engage in two tasks in close conjunction.

How does this work???

Starts with - Training the brain.

“When we learn a new task, we have great 
difficulty performing it and learning something else at the same time.

This is due to interference between the two tasks, which compete for the same brain resources.

The research demonstrates that - By pairing the brief reactivation of the original memory with the exposure to a new memory, long-term immunity to future interference was created.

For example- researchers first taught student volunteers to perform a sequence of motor finger movements with Right hand. 
After acquiring this learned motor memory, the memory was reactivated on a different day, during which the participants were required to briefly do some task with their Left hand — with an addition of brief exposure to the same learned motor task being performed by the Right hand.
By utilizing the memory reactivation paradigm, the subjects were able to perform the two tasks without interference.

So well we now have an overview of how the brains circuits are intimately connected and how they can still constantly evolve.

Hope this was helpful.

With this I finish the blog and my cup of tea!!
So much for Multitasking! 

Let's Learn Together.
-Medha 😊


  1. Nice post ! :)
    Playing an instrument also helps .

  2. Thank you Upasana.😄
    Surely it does..
    Do you play any Instrument??😛

  3. Awesome post, Medha..
    Our brains have now adapted to multitask involuntarily by reactivating the original memory and creating new ones simultaneously !! Plus, mind - wandering is just my thing now :D

  4. The researchers studied only physical tasks.

    I don't think you can train your brain to read and text by doing this, can you?

    Also, there goes by 40% productivity down the drain as I type this. Should get back to studying and only study! :P

    1. Yeah, only physical aspect of Multitasking was studied in this research.

      I thinks we can train our brains.As some of the research has also shown that listening to classical instrumental music improves cognition and memory.

      Hahaha.... You are the most Amazing Multitasker I have Everrr come across❣️#Inspiration.

  5. "the next time you read, you only read". This is good stuff!

    1. Hahahah...yeah
      This Was told to me... By my awesome Friend and I totally agree with him.


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