Measuring Distractibility

Jun 10, 2010

The NY Times recently published an article focusing on the effects on our brains in a world with too much computing. For some of us, and I suspect myself to some degree, we get a certain amount of stimulation from being online, connected via emails, use of superfluous gadgets etc. Interestingly, with all this stimulation raises questions on how easily distracted we can get. An interactive test can be taken on their site as well; I took it twice and scored a 93, then a 100, which apparently means I am not a great multi-tasker. Strangely enough, the easier you can get distracted, the better you are at multitasking. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that concept though.

Measuring distractibility


Link: Test Your Distractibility →

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The question is, are better multitaskers more productive?