jueves, 17 de septiembre de 2009

¿Daña el cerebro la integración de redacciones?

Es una pregunta que usted se hará a raíz de un estudio de la Universidad de Stanford sobre los efectos de la multitarea entre media types. Las conclusiones las resume Público:
[…] se despistan más, retienen menos y, lo que parecía ser su fuerte [de la multitarea], tardan más en pasar de una tarea a otra.
Y dice Science Daily.
People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention, control their memory or switch from one job to another as well as those who prefer to complete one task at a time […].
El párrafo más relevante del estudio es éste:
Chronic media multitasking is quickly becoming ubiquitous, although processing multiple incoming streams of information is considered a challenge for human cognition. A series of experiments addressed whether there are systematic differences in information processing styles between chronically heavy and light media multitaskers. […] Results showed that heavy media multitaskers are more susceptible to interference from irrelevant environmental stimuli and from irrelevant representations in memory. This led to the surprising result that heavy media multitaskers performed worse on a test of task-switching ability, likely due to reduced ability to filter out interference from the irrelevant task set. [via Stowey Boyd, que es crítico con el estudio].
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