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multitasking

Informatics The ability of an operating system to simultaneously run multiple programs–eg, graphics, spreadsheets, word processing or formats of software–eg, coding, compiling, testing
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Multitasking

Performing multiple duties or taking on multiple responsibilities and roles simultaneously.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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'Multitasking slow downs and even injures the mind and those of us who practice Chinese medicine believe it can also injure the body.' Explains Amanda McGowan, a licensed acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner specialising in stress-related disorders.
His article titled "How (and Why) to Stop Multitasking" caught my attention.
For the latest study, researchers gathered 48 men and 48 women to test their multitasking capabilities.
The results showed that compared with their performance on single tasks, women and men had similar, significant declines in speed and accuracy when multitasking.
Music, likely the most common variety of multitasking, is added to tasks because it heightens arousal (for example, your heart rate increases), making it easier to stick with a long drive or a tedious textbook.
They emphasized that self-regulation of multitasking habits is a necessary skillset for the students.
Three studies have compared the prevalence of self-reported media multitasking behaviors across multiple countries (Kononova, 2013; Kononova & Chiang, 2015; Voorveld et al., 2014).
Multitasking is an offshoot of the busyness in our lives.
This role will involve a degree of multitasking to oversee all reception related duties as well as providing administrative assistance as part of the overall support for our Scottish Commercial Team.
President Duterte is capable of "multitasking," including focusing on the nation's problems and Vice President Leni Robredo, according to a Palace official.
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In a busy society, we often operate under the assumption that by multitasking - carrying out multiple tasks simultaneously - we can save time and increase our productivity.