Many of the myths debunked in Urban Myths about Learning and Education aren’t big news–I would hope that by 2017 the vast majority of teachers would be aware for instance that multitasking is bad for learning–but I was delighted to read the assertion that there is evidence suggesting that 2.5% of the population are in fact supertaskers. Supertaskers are wired to very efficiently move back and forth between tasks, minimizing the multitasking penalty.
Fascinating! I’ll need to read more. The biggest question if it looks like there is something to this: can supertasking be taught? What are the costs of supertasking?