The developing brain in a multitasking world.

  title={The developing brain in a multitasking world.},
  author={Mary Klevjord Rothbart and Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Developmental review : DR},
To understand the problem of multitasking, it is necessary to examine the brain's attention networks that underlie the ability to switch attention between stimuli and tasks and to maintain a single focus among distractors. In this paper we discuss the development of brain networks related to the functions of achieving the alert state, orienting to sensory events, and developing self-control. These brain networks are common to everyone, but their efficiency varies among individuals and reflects… CONTINUE READING
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