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A 31-year-old male asked:

why is it easier for me to work on multipolar tasks at one time then it is to just do one?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Multitasking: This is generally just a cognitive preference that varies from person to person. Generally it reflects easy boredom and difficutly concentrating on a single task in a sustained way. For minor tasks, this works fine. For important, creative work multitasking is a less effcient style. See the discussion in john medina's book "brain rules.".

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