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Think You’re Good at Multitasking? Take This Test

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Dave Crenshaw is an author and speaker whose first book was entitled, “The Myth of Multitasking: How ‘Doing It All’ Gets Nothing Done.” The video above featuring Crenshaw allows viewers to take a test that tests their multitasking ability. Crenshaw suggests that multitasking is worse than a lie—and actually incorporates that phrase into the exercise. “Why? Because so many people persist in multitasking, thinking it’s a good thing despite the overwhelming scientific and real world evidence that it’s counterproductive, and in fact, sometimes dangerous,” Crenshaw says.

Crenshaw’s test demonstrates three consequences of multitasking:

  1. Tasks take longer
  2. Mistakes increase
  3. Stress levels increase

This is a video that should be watched by all motorists who insist that using cell phones does not affect their ability to safely drive a car. Driving by itself is an extremely cognitively demanding task for the human brain, and trying to send a text message or hold a conversation while operating a motor vehicle only increases the chances that a driver will either make a mistake on the road or fail to react quickly enough if another driver on the road makes an error.

There are no real-life consequences to messing up a portion of Crenshaw’s test in this video, but there can be catastrophic or even fatal ramifications if a motorist makes a miscue while trying to drive a vehicle. If you or somebody close to you has sustained injuries in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, contact our firm to see if our Orlando personal injury lawyers can help.


Wooten, Kimbrough & Normand, P.A. – Orlando personal injury attorneys