Podcast: Task Switching

On this episode, we chat about task switching—how to get better at it, and the costs of switching tasks too often. Topics covered include:

  • Why multitasking is so fun;
  • How often we switch between tasks as we work;
  • Attentional residue—what it is and how to minimize it;
  • How task switching affects our working memory;
  • How meditation clears our working memory;
  • Our brain’s “novelty bias”;
  • The multiple levels of multitasking;
  • The reminders that come from our digital world.

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