Daily Bookmarks 12/10/2007

Eide Neurolearning Blog: Walking and Chewing Gum at the Same Time: Multi-Tasking and Complex Thinking Annotated

Research showing that, at least in some cases, doing two tasks at the same time is actually more efficient than doing each separately.

Maybe basic skill sets for schooling should not be thought of as the 3 R’s (reading, writing, and ‘rithmetic), but rather beyond the memorization of facts and procedures, the efficient working of working memory and long term memory, the strategic use of brain resources for dynamic problem solving and multi-tasking, and the organization of ideas and perceptions for all types of output: verbal as well as non-verbal.

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