Podcast: Misadventures in multitasking

Multitasking – why we struggle to do it, why some of us are better at it than others – and how to do it effectively if you must│28 min 57 sec listen

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How many times in a day are you doing just one thing?

Or is it more common that you’re multitasking – maybe texting and walking? Reading while listening to music?

We all multitask to some degree, but do any of us do it well? And is that even possible?

This week on All in the Mind, we look into the science of multitasking – why we struggle to do it, why some of us are better at it than others – and how to do it effectively if you must.

Listen to the podcast: Misadventures in multitasking.

Guests:

Professor Paul Dux
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, School of Psychology, University of Queensland

Associate Professor Ami Eidels
Associate Professor, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Newcastle

AJ Jacobs
Writer and author, My Life as an Experiment

Raimey
Mum and multitasker

Presenter:

Sana Qadar

Producer:

James Bullen

Sound Engineer:

Ann-Marie Debettencor

All in the Mind

Lynne Malcolm produced & presented this podcast series via, Australian Broadcasting Corporation Radio

All in the Mind is RN’s exploration of all things mental—a program about the mind, brain and behaviour, and the endlessly fascinating interactions between them. From dreaming to depression, memory to imagination, psychotherapy to psychopathy, emotion to obsession, All in the Mind explores the human condition through the mind’s eye. While many aspects of our minds remain seductively mysterious, new light is being shed on the way we think and the way we relate to each other all the time. All in the Mind brings together a diverse range of ideas and human experiences through the voices of great thinkers and powerful personal stories.