Human multitasking is the best performance by an individual of appearing to handle more than one task at the same time. The term is derived from computer multitasking. An example of multitasking is taking phone calls while typing an email. Some believe that multitasking can result in time wasted due to human context switching and apparently causing more errors due to insufficient attention. Among the worse things people can do when multitasking is texting when driving or walking.
As good as people say they are at multitasking, I believe performance drops off, no matter how much mental energy is expended for two or more additional tasks done simultaneously. The brain gets tired. Having a photographic memory helps.
Because the brain cannot fully focus when multitasking, people take longer to complete tasks and are predisposed to error. When people attempt to complete many tasks at one time, Òor alternate rapidly between them, errors go way up and it takes far longer - often double the time or more - to get the jobs done than if they were done sequentially. This is largely because the brain is compelled to restart and refocus. A study by David Kieras found that in the interim between each exchange, the brain makes no progress whatsoever. Therefore, multitasking people not only perform each task less suitably, but lose time in the process. Though the brain is complex and can perform a myriad of tasks, but it cannot multitask well.
Everything is about consciousness and focus, especially as reality is a virtual experience. We are programmed to focus attention on one thing at a time, or much is missed by the brain when two activities are involved. These days, as consciousness shifts in frequency, many people report loss of short-term memory a good deal of the time. This goes to focus and is happening globally. Further ... when one relies on multitasking to get their work done, it can become very stressful.
Multitasking is focusing your conscious awareness in more than one place at a time. In the psychic world It is a form of remote viewing where you split your conscious awareness both in the physical level of reality and that which is in higher frequency..
You must also understand that your soul is only partially connected to physical consciousness. Though you wake up from dream time, part of your consciousness returning to the physical body, the adventures you were having in dream time continue. So in truth the soul is always multitasking.
This helps explain why ...
Multitasking is hardest in the early morning PhysOrg - May 5, 2007
Multitasking seems to come easier for some and is virtually impossible for others, however new research shows that it is difficult for all in the late night and early morning.
In the News ...
How Multitasking Can Improve Judgments Science Daily - May 13, 2013
A team of researchers from the University of Basel finds that multitasking does not always result in poor judgments. In fact, multitasking can improve performance -- provided that the task at hand can be best resolved by using a simpler, less demanding strategy. Research has revealed that multitasking impedes performance across a variety of tasks. Emergency room nurses that are interrupted multiple times while treating a patient can be more likely to make medication errors. Driving while speaking on a mobile phone significantly increases the probability of an automobile accident. At the same time, however, experienced golfers putt better when distracted than experienced golfers who are focusing on performance. Distractions resulting from the presence of other people can increase an individual's performance, too. Why?