Does media multitasking always hurt? A positive correlation between multitasking and multisensory integration.

@article{Lui2012DoesMM,
  title={Does media multitasking always hurt? A positive correlation between multitasking and multisensory integration.},
  author={Kelvin F. H. Lui and Alan C. Y. Wong},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={
          647-53
        }
}
Heavy media multitaskers have been found to perform poorly in certain cognitive tasks involving task switching, selective attention, and working memory. An account for this is that with a breadth-biased style of cognitive control, multitaskers tend to pay attention to various information available in the environment, without sufficient focus on the information most relevant to the task at hand. This cognitive style, however, may not cause a general deficit in all kinds of tasks. We tested the… CONTINUE READING
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