Radio New Zealand:  Interview with Professor Earl Miller about Multi-tasking and technology

Originally aired on Afternoons, Tuesday 20 January 2015

Getting back into work routines, after a holiday break, is something many of us will already have come to grips with in recent weeks. And these routines seem to get busier all the time, as modern technology allows us to perform more and more tasks ourselves, quickly, on our tablets and smart phones. But at what cost? MIT neuroscientist Professor Earl Miller is an expert on divided attention. He argues our addiction to technology is actually making us less efficient.

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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior.