Many people think they are great at multitasking. Multitasking behind the wheel isn’t a great idea though. Video gamers typically take pride in the fact that they can play a video game, while watching a TV show, and snacking all at the same time. A study was done by Duke University and it showed that gamers are just as bad at multitasking behind the wheel as anyone else. Point being that no one should do anything extra when driving.
Stephen Mitroff, a researcher of the survey and professor of neuroscience and psychology at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences says, “It doesn’t matter how much you’ve trained your brain, we just aren’t set up to do this.” Through different testing it was shown that when doing multiple tasks all participants had a decline in performance.
“Many people have this overconfidence in how well they can multi-task, and our study shows that this particularly is the case when they combine two visual tasks,” said, Zheng Wang, the lead author of the study. “People’s perception about how well they’re doing doesn’t match up with how they actually perform.”
Where do you fall in this category? Do you consider your self ‘a great behind the wheel multitasker’? Or do you choose to focus on the road? Typically our cars are filled with precious cargo, human lives. Is it really worth hurting yourself or someone else to get a text message sent out? We think it can wait.
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