The Fallacy of Multi-tasking

Publication: WAMU

09/01/2009 - Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, participated in a segment on WAMU's The Kojo Nnamdi Show that explored the implications of new research by Clifford Nass and his colleagues at Stanford University. The research showed that heavy multitaskers are worse than light multitaskers at filtering information, storing and organizing information, and switching back and forth among several activities.

Guest host:  Rebecca Roberts

Lee Rainie, Founding Director, Pew Internet & American Life Project

Clifford Nass, Stanford University's Thomas M. Storke Professor of Communication; and Founder and Director of the Communication between Humans and Interactive Media Laboratory

To listen to the show The Fallacy of Multi-tasking visit WAMU's Web site.

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