Nowadays, a substantial number of us multitask in our places of work, at home or in school, especially on our smartphones.
Multitasking is becoming a usual part of everyday life that the majority of us presume we do well. Only a few understand that it is harmful.
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Research is now exposing how multitasking makes us prone to some health risks.
1. Memory problems
A study was carried out in 2016 on factors that affected working memory and long-term memory. It was found that both memory types were weak in chronic media multitaskers. The hippocampus is the main region of the brain that is involved in memory, while the cerebral cortex controls basic activities and reasoning. These 2 parts are actively in use when multitasking. The memory associated with one activity is stored in the brain by changing the connection between neurons. When you multitask, your brain tries to create and store multiple memories as you are working, hence reactivating and connecting multiple neurons. If this continues …