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Are You Good At Multitasking? Maybe Not
2013-01-24 10:10:12

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While reading this article, you may switch over to your email to check for messages, browse Facebook, and possibly do some task related to work. Does that make you an effective multitasker? About 70 percent of people rate themselves above average at multitasking, according to a study conducted by professors in the psychology department at the University of Utah. The study finds that the number of people who believe themselves to...

Depression And Anxiety Linked To Media Overuse
2012-12-04 20:16:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology offers the promise to make life easier. This has been the promise for years, but according to research released this week, some technology could actually be impacting the health of its users, especially when used in excess. On Tuesday, researchers at Michigan State University released the findings of a study that suggested using multiple forms of media at the same time — such as playing a computer game while...

2012-04-30 15:38:50

People aren´t very good at media multitasking - like reading a book while watching TV - but do it anyway because it makes them feel good, a new study suggests. The findings provide clues as to why multitasking is so popular, even though many studies show it is not productive. Researchers had college students record all of their media use and other activities for 28 days, including why they used various media sources and what they got out of it. The findings showed that...

2012-04-12 11:16:12

Study uncovers a possible positive effect of using multiple forms of media at the same time Our obsession with multiple forms of media is not necessarily all bad news, according to a new study by Kelvin Lui and Alan Wong from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Their work shows that those who frequently use different types of media at the same time appear to be better at integrating information from multiple senses - vision and hearing in this instance - when asked to perform a specific...

2011-05-02 19:00:20

Study reveals physical impact of dueling devices on users Multitaskers who think they can successfully divide their attention between the program on their television set and the information on their computer screen proved to be driven to distraction by the two devices, according to a new study of media multitasking by Boston College researchers. Placed in a room containing a television and a computer and given a half hour to use either device, people on average switched their eyes back and...

2010-01-20 00:01:00

Big Increase in Mobile Media Helps Drive Increased Consumption Most Youth Say They Have No Rules About How Much Time They Can Spend With TV, Video Games, or Computers WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With technology allowing nearly 24-hour media access as children and teens go about their daily lives, the amount of time young people spend with entertainment media has risen dramatically, especially among minority youth, according to a study released today by the Kaiser...

2008-09-17 12:00:16

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It's no secret that in our multitasking world, people often do other things while reading a magazine, watching TV or surfing the Internet. Data from MRI's recently released 2008 MediaDay study, however, show that many consumers exclusively focus on a single medium. For most major media, one-half or more of at-home usage occurs while the consumer is exclusively engaged with a single medium. For example, 55.0% of newspaper reading in an average day is...


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