Sliced Attention

Chapter 3 discussed the concept of sliced attention. I do alot of reading about children’s use of the internet and there has been alot of mention in the past year about the volume of multi-tasking being done by today’s generation of youth actually being harmful to youth. What do you think about multi-tasking decreasing the ability to concentrate on only one thing? There’s been research done that suggests that constant multi-tasking causes a decrease in people’s abilities to retain information and remember things. What are your thoughts about multitasking patterns in children’s behavior becoming so deeply embedded within their existence?

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One Response to “Sliced Attention”

  1. chmbrigg Says:

    Great question. I’ll answer the question with another question:

    a) what is the 3-way relationship, if any, between multi-tasking, decreasing abilities to retain information (both of which you mention), and the increase in the ease, scope and depth of information retrieval (Google, quickly calling a friend, wikipedia)?


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