Multitasking with Media Devices Linked to Brain Changes

By Catharine Paddock PhD

An increasing feature of modern life is the miscellany of cellphones, laptops, tablets and other media devices that connect us to information and each other. Excessive media-multitasking has already been linked with cognitive, social and emotional problems. Now a brain scan study shows for the first time that media-multitasking is linked to brain structure differences.

The research, conducted in the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science at the University of Sussex in the UK, is published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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