This is Your Brain on Multitasking [Infographic]

Neuroplasticity has always fascinated me. Understanding how the brain physically changes depending on our thoughts, habits and even the media we consume, mapping and re-mapping itself can help us become better, stronger, faster. Knowledge of what changes our brain is also important.

If you work in anything to do with technology or the Internet, surely you’re accustomed to multi-tasking. Just sit in the back of any conference room, and you’ll see devices and screens lighting up as “listeners” type notes, follow the session’s hashtag stream, check personal email or play Scrabble on Facebook. Most of us that own mobile devices use them in front of the TV screen, while talking to friends and family, or even while driving. We are a multi-tasking culture.

But what has this culture done to our brains, nervous systems and heart rates? What does it do to our productivity?

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Via OnlineUniversities.com

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3 Responses to “This is Your Brain on Multitasking [Infographic]”

  1. Wow, this is fantastic and so important. I think eCommerce sellers – like any business owners – especially suffer from multitasking brain burnout. When you’re researching, listing, marketing, shipping, answering emails and phone calls…that can lead to a whole lot of dopamine.

    Is there any chance we can repost this on the Kabbage blog?

  2. This is a good one! Great reminder to slow down and try to focus on one thing at a time. I definitely see myself in the data, although I currently have >18 tabs open!

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