dinsdag 19 januari 2010

Continual partial attention

“The first thing we need to clarify is this definition of a ‘digital native’. We’ve all heard that these digital natives are multitaskers, meaning they can focus on multiple things at once. But recent neuroscience research suggests that what these kids are really doing is jumping between different tasks and not giving each task full attention. It’s not focused, it’s distracted, and therefore reduces the overall quality of attention each task needs.”
Cheryl Lemke