Lots of Little Decision Making Wears Out Your Brain

tired brain, switch taskingOne thing I learned in The Shallows by Nicolas Carr is just how much energy the brain has to expend in "SWITCH TASKING." The idea of Multi-tasking is a myth. That is not how the brain works. Instead, every time you shift focus to something different, the brain goes through a swtich, where it has to reload into operational memory, the information you need. When you shift your attention to something else, the brain goes to work, switching out ideas that are not needed and switching in what you do need for the new task.

Too much SWITCH TASKING makes your brain TIRED.

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