This is the age of multi-tasking, the era of social media. Between smartphones, tablets, and laptops, everyone is constantly connected. There are so many channels open. Both at home and at work we are busy juggling our responsibilities and our to-do lists inside our heads.
The brain is a funny thing. Like a muscle, it gets used to whatever work it is given. If we have to juggle constantly, and are constantly looking for feedback from our phones, our emails, etc., our brain will come to expect that. This is an adaptation that has been paramount to our survival. Our brains get better at the work they must accomplish. Most of the time this is a good thing.Read More